After the girls' basketball team was disbanded, Sydney Phillips hoped that she could join the boy's team at her school. Her school denied her request and later expelled her and her sister.
St. Theresa's School in Kenilworth, New Jersey, denied the former all-star player's request - even though New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association rules state that girls can try out for boys' teams if there are no comparable girls' teams available.
After her parents took legal action against the school and lost, they were handed a letter from a lawyer for the Archdiocese of Newark informing the family that Sydney and her sister Kaitlyn had been expelled.
Her parents vowed to fight for their daughters' education and right to play basketball.
"I am disgusted," the girls' dad, Scott, told The New York Post. "What did Katy do? What did Sydney do? I don't know what we're going to do next, but we're still going to fight."
Do you think the school overreacted? How would you have handled this?
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