An Oregon middle school suspended a student who wore a battleground T-Shirt with the words, “Standing for those who stood for us” in honor of his brother, an Iraqi war veteran. This is a man who fought in Iraq!
The shirt had – perish the thought – a gun on it along with a helmet and boots.
Honoring our military on the battlefield is out if there is a picture of a gun as if that somehow causes killers in Oregon.
“I’m not changing into a Dexter shirt,” the 13-year-old told Fox 12. “They won’t let me wear a shirt that supports the people that keep us free, I’m not going to support them.”
School officials handed down the suspension and then called the boy’s father to come pick him up.
“I was nervous and kind of heartbroken because I feel like I should be able to support the troops that have died for us,” Alan told the station.
Charles Holmes said his son only wanted to show support for his older brother who served in Iraq with the Marines.
“Yeah, I’m proud of him,” he said. “I would have done the same thing.”
A school district spokeswoman told KGW-TV that “we have a policy on student dress and grooming. Weapons on a shirt are not appropriate in a school setting.”
They have to suspend a kid like this who is honoring his brother? The government doesn’t want us to suspend some really violent students but here we have a case of a boy who is not doing anything wrong and he’s being punished for it by the PC police. Give me a break – it’s a T-Shirt – honoring the military not guns.
In Providence, two students were barred from wearing Air Force shirts because it’s not falling within their dress code.
It would have been sooo much better if he just took an old clock, took the face off, and put it in a CD case to school. He’d be visiting with the president now.
Now a T-Shirt like this one below would be welcomed at school, but honoring a war veteran – NO WAY!