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Suspended counselor’s dad unwelcome at Roncalli High School retreat

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The father of a Roncalli High School guidance counselor suspended because of her same-sex marriage has now been told by school officials he is no longer needed at the Catholic school either. 

Shelly Fitzgerald has confirmed her father, Patrick Fitzgerald, was told by the school administration he would no longer be invited to work at Roncalli’s Senior Retreat.

Patrick reportedly spent 26 years working with the program. 

Shelly said her father told her he was “heartbroken” after school officials told him because of “issues over the last five months” he would not be invited back. 

After she was suspended, Shelly filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

Roncalli’s president did not respond to a request for comment.