The Citadel military school in South Carolina could have a lawsuit on it's hands after denying a Muslim applicant the right to wear a head scarf.
The unidentified student made the request as a hijab is not an approved part of the military uniform.
The President of the school Lt. Gen. John Rosa, released a statement saying: "While we hope the student will enroll in the college this fall, the Commandant of Cadets, after considerable review, determined the uniform exception cannot be granted."
He went on to explain that the school's system is based on a common uniform and that standardization of cadets in appearance, actions and privileges is essential to the military system.
After getting the decision, ABC News reports the student has decided not to attend the Charleston school and is instead considering legal action.
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