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Demon Mascot Draws Pastor's Protest, and Arrest, at High School

Demon Mascot (AlumniClass.com/WarnerRobins)
Warner Robins High's Demon Mascot (AlumniClass.com/WarnerRobins)

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (CBS/AP) A pastor in central Georgia has been arrested for protesting outside a high school against its demon mascot.

Police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh said 36-year-old Donald Crosby was arrested Monday at Warner Robins High, and charged with picketing without a license and disorderly conduct.

Crosby and supporters picked the opening day of classes to protest against the pitchfork-wielding mascot. Crosby, of Kingdom Builders Church of Jesus Christ, says his son attends the school and he doesn't want him exposed to the name's devilish connotations.

School officials say the mascot honors a World War II fighter squadron nicknamed the "Screamin' Demons."

The pastor was released on bond.