An Akron, Ohio mom is speaking out after her daughters were allegedly banned from a Cuyahoga Falls private school because she “committed adultery.”
Summer Grant told WKYC that her girls, Summaia and Summara were in the second and fourth grade at Chapel Hill Christian School where they had gone for years, until Friday, April 12.
Screenshot of Summer Grant and her daughters, Summaia and Summara. Photo: YouTube/WKYC Channel 3
According to her, the administrator, Pastor John Wilson, kicked her daughters out of the school because “he believes she is living in sin.”
"He said it was many reasons and the main one was because I was not married and my children had different fathers.”
Grant also played a recorded conversation in which the clergyman told her she violated the school’s covenant by having children with different fathers and living with her current partner without being married.
“There's ten commandments and committing adultery is not part of that,” Wilson reportedly said. “It’s not that they should not go to the school; it's that they can't go to the school.”
Grant argued that her kids have never made trouble at the school and showed the news station an array of awards and certificates won by Summaia and Summara.
Grant said one of the only times there was an altercation concerning her children was after a misunderstanding with their bus driver about a week ago and that Wilson confirmed the incident had little to do with his decision to ban the girls from school.
"It's just not right,” Grant said.
The woman further revealed that Wilson had previously questioned why her kids had different dads and at the time, gave her a list of eight recommendations to improve her life.
In the recording mentioned above, Wilson also reportedly said having kids by the same man is “strong recommendation” of the school, not a requirement.
“As a Christian, you are not supposed to judge,” Grant retorted in her interview with WKYC. “You shouldn’t have affected these kids’ education over that.”
Wilson declined to go on camera but sent the news station a statement where he claimed parents at the school sign a written agreement to reflect a commitment to Christ and that the Grant family’s actions were “inconsistent” with the agreement.
The school, in a statement to WKYC, also noted that parents sign a written agreement “to conduct themselves in accordance with expressed guidelines of conduct. These policies include, but are not limited to, behavior that relates to the physical safety of our students.”
Grant, meanwhile, wonders why she is being picked on because, according to her, other parents have kids at the school and are not married.
The situation is made worse by the fact that Grant’s kids have only about 30 days left of school and she said transferring them to a public school will result in Summaia and Summara losing the scholarship that let them attend the school in the first place.
“They don’t have a school,” Grant lamented. “They don’t have anywhere to go to school right now. I don’t know what to do.”