A fourteen-year-old Satanist says her school is targeting her

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OKLAHOMA CITY--   A Mid-Del 8th grader was called out for wearing a skirt that school officials said was too short.

Now, the girl's own father says the school made a mistake.

Teachers  at Del Crest say Valyntyne Hale got in trouble because her skirt was too short in the back, but she says that's not true.

"I looked at him and said, 'it's not too short' and he said 'well it comes up in the back.' I know my dress, it doesn't come up in the back," Hale said.

When we talked with school officials they maintained that Valyntyne Hale's skirt was indeed the problem.

In a statement, they explained:

"A student was asked to change her skirt today because the length of the skirt was deemed too short for the school dress code."

Valyntyne's father James says this isn't the first time school officials have targeted his daughter because of her outfits and he believes it is because she is not a Christian.   Valyntyne, like her father, is a Satanist.

"The school doesn't like it at all. The school is bound and determined to use any means necessary to try to convert her to Christianity," James said.

Both father and daughter believe the principal is going after her because of the necklace she wears to represent her beliefs.

"He went, 'I don't get why you won't take the dog collar off,' and I stopped and looked at him blankly and said, 'It's not a dog collar,'" Valyntyne said.

Brady Henderson with the Oklahoma A.C.L.U. weighed in on the matter.

"If the school is mutually enforcing the same dress code provisions that it enforces the same way as to everyone else, they're going to be within their rights. But if they're singling out a particular student because that student has unusual religious beliefs, that's not going to be okay, that's going to be unconstitutional," Henderson said.

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