Some people are extremely superstitious. Others believe they are wizards and sorceresses. And sometimes, just sometimes, there are those kinds of people who believe others could hurt them by casting spells and performing magic.
In the not so distant 2000 a 15 year old girl got expelled for casting a spell at school. The student, Brandi Blackbear, had been drawing sketches of Wiccan signs and writing horror stories. When one of her concerned teachers interrogated her, she told him she was a Wiccan. Not long after her confession, the teacher in question fell ill without any explanation. Apparently the principal of the girl’s school in Oklahoma also believed in magic, because Brandi ended up suspended from school for 15 days. Her parents filed a lawsuit, according to which the school has been violating the girl’s citizen rights.
Allegedly Brandi has been barred from drawing or wearing anything referring to the Wiccan religion. According to reports, the girl’s family is Roman Catholics. And yet, the majority of 15 year old teenagers experience dark phases and believe they are goths, rebels, or…Wiccans.