Skip to comments.Steelers fan sent home from Seahawks-crazed school for jersey
Posted on 01/15/2011 3:22:34 AM PST by malkee
The reception was anything but immaculate Friday, when seventh-grader Grendon Bailie wore a Franco Harris Steelers jersey to his middle school in Tacoma, Wash., on Seattle Seahawks Appreciation Day.
Grendon, 13, scored no points with administrators, who barred him from classes for not following Truman Middle School's directive that Seahawks jerseys or colors would be the only permitted exceptions from the dress code at the public school.
This time, unlike in the 2006 Super Bowl, the Steelers fell to the Seahawks -- Grendon decided to just go home rather than change out of Steelers attire. And that was fine with his parents, Jacqueline B. and Stoughton Bailie Sr., Fox Chapel and Shadyside natives, respectively, and diehard Steeler fans.
The school's reaction wasn't totally unexpected by Mr. Bailie, who had encouraged his son to support the team he loved even though the school had made clear the preceding day that only Seahawks or regular school clothing would be permitted.
Grendon took with him to school a note for administrators that his father had written in support of his attire. "We have taught our children many things over the years and one of the most important values that we hold true is loyalty," Mr. Bailie wrote. "I very much stand behind Grendon's right to support the team of his choice at public taxpayer funded events."
Grendon said administrators refused to read the note.
Read more: http://post-gazette.com/pg/11015/1118246-66.stm#ixzz1B6NN8PEj
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...control,control,control....best to start with the young. They will be conditioned and accept government decisions later on in their controlled lives.
The parents should be arrested for child abuse... ;-)
Check this out:
The voters, or if they fail then the courts, need to send another note to these administrators:
Sealosers still whining over the Super Bowl loss to the Steelers, eh?
I hope the Seahawks move. and become the Oklahoma City Lightning.
Yeppers..Like Liberals crying about how Bush stole the election.
Get over it already Seahawks fans...time to get on with your sad lives.
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