School Forces 7th Grader to Cover His Star Wars T-Shirt BECAUSE GUNS!
In the latest example of anti-gun hysteria, a Texas 7th grader was forced by his school to cover up his Star Wars t-shirt because the character on the shirt is holding a weapon.
ABC News in Houston reports:
7th Grader Told His Star Wars Shirt Isn’t Allowed In School
A 7th grader in Rosenberg says he was forced by school administrators to cover up his Star Wars t-shirt.
Joe Southern says his son, Colton, wore a shirt depicting the “Star Wars – The Force Awakens” logo, along with a Storm Trooper holding a weapon, to class Thursday at George Junior High School. He’s apparently worn it to school several times before without any issue.
On Thursday, though, school officials told Colton the shirt was banned because it has a gun, or at least a picture of what in the movie is weapon.
“It’s political correctness run amok. You’re talking about a Star Wars t-shirt, a week before the biggest movie of the year comes out. It has nothing to do with guns or making a stand. It’s just a Star Wars shirt,” Southern said.
A spokesperson for Lamar Consolidated Independent School District says the LCISD secondary school handbook spells out potential violations of dress code. The list includes “symbols oriented toward violence.”
Administrators say they did not reprimand the student, though they could have required him to change or assigned him in-school suspension. They say they only required him to zip up his jacket.
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This has nothing to do with keeping people safe.
This is about control.