Female Ref Removed by Religious School

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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ST. MARY'S, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas State High School Activities Association is looking into an incident earlier this month when a woman referee was told she could not officiate a boys high school basketball game.

Michelle Campbell said was told Feb. 2nd she could not ref a game at St. Mary's Academy in St. Mary's because the school didn't believe in women being in a position of authority over boys.

There's no comment today from the school, which is owned and
operated by the Society of St. Pius the tenth, which follows older Roman Catholic laws. Its leader was excommunicated by the Pope in
the late 1980s.

The Kansas State High School Activities Association says St. Mary's is on the association's list of approved schools. But wants the school to explain its policy about women referees before it takes any action.

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