ACLJ Defending 2nd Grader After School Confiscated His Valentine’s Gifts Because of Message “Jesus Loves You”

Washington, D.C. — What was meant to be a sweet holiday left a bitter taste in the mouth of second grader Dexter Thielhelm of James Madison Elementary School in Sheboygan, Wis. At a Valentine’s Day “friendship party and chocolate celebration,” School officials confiscated Dexter’s gifts of candy-filled water bottles with a typewritten