Update: Student at Rhode Island High School Will Paint "Traditional Family" Mural as Planned


The Providence Journal with an update about the story we covered yesterday:

A Pilgrim High School student will finish a corridor wall mural as she originally intended -- showing a boy's phases of life from childhood through marriage and parenthood.

The mural, still largely in pencil-sketch form, became a subject of debate last week when school officials had the ending painted over because there was some concern that the traditional ending might offend some people with alternative lifestyles.

On Thursday, School Superintendent Peter Horoschak said that the student, whom he declined to identify, would be allowed to paint what she originally envisioned, and had asked for a couple of days to think about it.

After a meeting at the school Monday afternoon, officials said that the mural will be completed as originally planned.