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Klima
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Another T-shirt Controversy

Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:09 am

and this time it has nothing to do with president Bush or arabic writing.

A 14-year-old Pennsylvania schoolboy is fighting back after being sent to detention for wearing a T-shirt bearing the image of a gun in honor of his uncle fighting in Iraq.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,336793,00.html

Make 'em all wear a uniform.
 
Mir
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RE: Another T-shirt Controversy

Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:22 am

The school did the right thing for the wrong reason.

The school district is defending its decision, saying it needs to keep students safe during a time of school shootings.

Kevin French, an attorney for Penn Manor, said the school district must create a safe environment, and Miller's T-shirt violated school policy.


How about just tell the kid that the shirt doesn't lend itself to an educational environment (which it doesn't - and calling it a symbol of patriotism is really pushing it) and leave it at that? Why do we have to go with all this gun and shooting paranoia crap?

Quoting Klima (Thread starter):
Make 'em all wear a uniform.

I'm not a fan of uniforms, but I'd be very much in favor of a sensible dress code.

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RE: Another T-shirt Controversy

Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:28 am

The school district is defending its decision, saying it needs to keep students safe during a time of school shootings.
So, by keeping students from wearing shirts saying that they support their military is keeping them safe from shootings?
Please explain that logic to me.

This is one of the lawsuits I hope the plaintiffs actually win.

This reminded me when I was in grade 9, a grade 11 got suspended. He said 'Jesus is a cu*t' and that he doesn't believe in him. I don't know to who, but probably to some one who is religious and that person whined to the principal. eugh....  Yeah sure
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RE: Another T-shirt Controversy

Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:36 am

The school had every right to do what they did. The kid could have just accepted the fact that the school thought the shirt was not appropriate and took it off and changed, but he decided to fight it. Why? Because it honors his Uncle? There are much better ways to honor the Uncle then wearing a T-shirt with a gun on it.
 
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RE: Another T-shirt Controversy

Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:42 am



Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 2):
and that he doesn't believe in him.

I got suspended for that in 10th grade.
 
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RE: Another T-shirt Controversy

Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:54 am



Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 2):
He said 'Jesus is a cu*t'

I'd be willing to bet that he got suspended for saying cu*t, not for blasphemy... unless you went to a religious school.

Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
The school did the right thing for the wrong reason.

 thumbsup 

Buy an Army shirt next time, kid.
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RE: Another T-shirt Controversy

Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:56 am

Yea, and how many of his fellow teenaged girls are wearing slutty tops, guys wearing ones with colorful sayings and so on. Then they go after someone wearing a t-shirt honoring his relative in the war in Iraq. Idiots.
 
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RE: Another T-shirt Controversy

Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:26 am



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
guys wearing ones with colorful sayings and so on.

This one counts as one of those, regardless of what it's supporting.

If he wants to show his support for his relative in the military while in school, he can pick up something like this:



Leave the colorful stuff for outside of school hours.

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RE: Another T-shirt Controversy

Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:58 pm



Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 2):
saying that they support their military



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
wearing a t-shirt honoring his relative in the war in Iraq.

That shirt does NOT honor is alleged* relative in Iraq. I've seen those stickers on the back of trucks and even on some of the Captains I fly withs flight bags. It has nothing to do with the military in any way. It's designed as a joke and to stir up some patriotism at HOME. Thus it says Homeland Security on it. The military would NOT endorse anything that eludes to terrorist hunting in it. The kid is just making up some BS story so he can get out of trouble and when that failed, they went to the news agency. Shirt violated school policy and the student was punished accordingly, end of story.
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RE: Another T-shirt Controversy

Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:35 pm

He should have bought one of those in his size instead.



Could have saved him and his parents a lot of trouble.
 
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RE: Another T-shirt Controversy

Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:48 pm



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
Yea, and how many of his fellow teenaged girls are wearing slutty tops, guys wearing ones with colorful sayings and so on. Then they go after someone wearing a t-shirt honoring his relative in the war in Iraq. Idiots.

I support the teen 100% on this issue. I have seen schools do worse but come on give kid a break. He is honoring his uncle and you want to punish him when teenage girls wear spaghetti straps and short skirts looking inappropriate. Geesh, could it get any worse? Now the public schools will impliment uniforms.

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RE: Another T-shirt Controversy

Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:52 pm

Schools should just have uniforms and be done with it. None of this nonsense would happen.
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RE: Another T-shirt Controversy

Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:05 pm

At least he wasn't wearing this shirt.  Wink

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RE: Another T-shirt Controversy

Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:02 am



Quoting Newark777 (Reply 12):
At least he wasn't wearing this shirt.  

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 


That made my evening. Although, he probably wouldn't get in trouble for that.  Wink


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RE: Another T-shirt Controversy

Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:11 am



Quoting Newark777 (Reply 12):
At least he wasn't wearing this shirt.

LOL , that made my night.

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