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Student wears KKK T-shirt to S.C. school
The State Newspaper ^ | 4-05-08 | MissEdie

Posted on 04/05/2008 12:51:20 PM PDT by MissEdie

Security has been increased at a Simpsonville middle school after a student was arrested and suspended for wearing a T-shirt with a noose and a reference to the Ku Klux Klan.

Greenville television station WYFF said some students at Bryson Middle School stayed home Friday, fearing violence after the T-shirt worn by an eighth-grader angered both black and white students the day before.

The student lifted another shirt revealing the racist T-shirt in the lunchroom.

The student has been charged with disturbing school and recommended for expulsion.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: dresscodes; kkk; teens; tshirt
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Although I feel the t-shirt was offensive, I do not believe this student should be expelled from school just for wearing it. Students bring weapons and drugs to school and are not expelled for it.
1 posted on 04/05/2008 12:51:21 PM PDT by MissEdie
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To: MissEdie

He was rightly expelled for this idiocy.


2 posted on 04/05/2008 12:53:43 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: MissEdie

I understand the scholl not wanting the shirt on campus. I don’t get the “arrested” part.


3 posted on 04/05/2008 12:54:01 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: MissEdie
That blanket statement is incorrect. There maybe instances where a student somewhere in the U.S. has not been suspended but there have been many reports of students suspended for anything school administrators consider close to resembling a weapon.
4 posted on 04/05/2008 12:55:32 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: MissEdie

school uniforms really should be enforced EVERYWHERE....no logo’s....no writing.....2 choices of colors for shirts and pants.....that’s it! and...NO WHINING!


5 posted on 04/05/2008 12:56:09 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Being Challenged Builds Character; Being Coddled Destroys Character)
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To: MissEdie
Security has been increased at a Simpsonville middle school after a student was arrested and suspended for wearing a T-shirt with a noose and a reference to the Ku Klux Klan.

Looks like Hussein Obama's dialog on race is really starting to have an effect!

Change is in the air!!!!!!!

6 posted on 04/05/2008 1:01:26 PM PDT by cowboyway ("No damn man kills me and lives." -- Nathan Bedford Forrest)
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The right to “FREEE SPEECH” means even if it offensive to some.

The PC movement is no doubt clouding the minds of some here.

Free speech is what our brave troops are defending in Iraq.


7 posted on 04/05/2008 1:04:30 PM PDT by stockpirate (McCain, Hillery with a war record. Time to run a 3rd party conservative for POTUS!)
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To: MissEdie

The KKK is supporting Barack Obama.


8 posted on 04/05/2008 1:16:46 PM PDT by expatpat
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Free speech is for grown-ups, not for kids. Smart-mouth Kids who run their gobs off should be punished....


9 posted on 04/05/2008 1:17:38 PM PDT by thundrey
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To: MissEdie

Sorry I disagree. You are on taxpayers dime. It’s offensive to them and the school has the right to do it what it pleases. I do not think the kid should go to jail, but when you are in a school. You follow their rules. Just think of it like work. When you go to work you can wear whatever you want. However, it may get you fired. Does not mean you will go to jail. Just fired.


10 posted on 04/05/2008 1:19:18 PM PDT by Sprite518
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“The KKK is supporting Barack Obama.”

That would be “Operation Kaos,” then?


11 posted on 04/05/2008 1:21:21 PM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: Sprite518

Do they give the same treatment to black kids wearing malcom X garb?


12 posted on 04/05/2008 1:21:30 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?)
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To: thundrey
The underlying rule regarding free speech in this country applies neither to adults nor to children. This rule, known as the first amendment, refers to congress, and, by extension, other government bodies. Child or adult, it doesn't matter, neither is addressed by the first amendment; it's GOVERNMENT that is prohibited from making rules regarding free speech. Since it's the GOVERNMENT that runs the school to which the pupil goes, the relevant fact is that it's GOVERNMENT which is prohibited from abridging his free speech.
13 posted on 04/05/2008 1:23:23 PM PDT by Jubal Harshaw
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To: expatpat

Is that a joke?


14 posted on 04/05/2008 1:23:52 PM PDT by Vision ("If God so clothes the grass of the field...will He not much more clothe you...?" -Matthew 6:30)
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To: MissEdie

How soon before Rev. Wright has his own line of casual wear?


15 posted on 04/05/2008 1:30:10 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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I doubt this kid even knows what the KKK and noose really mean. If he does know, then he needs to visit a psychiatrist. Several times.


16 posted on 04/05/2008 1:36:08 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Some people are like slinkys, the idea of them tumbling down a flight of stairs makes you smile.)
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To: mamelukesabre

“Do they give the same treatment to blacks wearing malcom x garb”

Would they give the same treatment to blacks G-damning America?


17 posted on 04/05/2008 1:37:37 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: MissEdie

Must be the Robert (Sheets) Byrd signature apparel. Must be a Dem’s kid too.


18 posted on 04/05/2008 1:38:05 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: PLMerite

No, the democrat party is the party of the KKK.


19 posted on 04/05/2008 1:51:02 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: mamelukesabre

How about a kid wearing a Che t-shirt?

You have a constitutional right to free speech, not a constitutional right NOT to be offended.


20 posted on 04/05/2008 1:52:47 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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