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Middle Schooler Told to Remove His US Marines T-Shirt It Was Too Offensive
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | jim hoft

Posted on 02/26/2013 3:57:49 AM PST by lowbridge

Today a Genoa-Kingston Middle School student’s parent is claiming that a teacher ordered his son to cover his US Marine themed t-shirt or be suspended. Dan McIntyre says that his son Michael has wore the shirt to school many times in the past and that he is a big fan of the branch of the US military.

Dan McIntyre says that, “A teacher noticed the guns on the shirt.” He went on to say that the teacher said there was a school policy against the image of a gun.

Michael complied when the teacher asked him to turn the shirt inside out. However, Dan says that his son was still reported to the schools principal.

Dan says that his son, “was really bothered by it. He talked to me after school about it. I said I would have supported whatever decision he made.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: discipline; dresscode; education; illinois; leftismoncampus; marines; schools; tshirt; zerotolerance

1 posted on 02/26/2013 3:57:59 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
My late father was a Marine in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. My 5th grade teacher was a Bataan Death March survivor and my 6th grade teacher had just returned from Vietnam where his hair turned pure white overnight. How they'd all have laughed at this story if they'd ever heard of it.
2 posted on 02/26/2013 4:06:44 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: lowbridge
… a school policy against the image of a gun.

Zero tolerance = zero thought required.

3 posted on 02/26/2013 4:11:06 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think they would have cried.
Teachers should be required to take a course in common sense.


4 posted on 02/26/2013 4:11:29 AM PST by FES0844
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To: lowbridge

This bears repeating as many times as necessary to convince conservatives to get their kids out of the government schools and rather to boycott them in every possible way.

The “public school”, including the “charter school”, is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.

The “public school” is better understood as the “government school collective”.

It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is collectivist.

Any child that comes out of the government school collective with their moral compass and common sense intact does so in spite of the government school indoctrination, not because of it.

If you want to win the culture war, have lots of children (see my tagline) and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church or synagogue and like-minded friends and relatives.

Nobody loves your children more than you do.

Nobody can teach your children better than you can.

Nobody knows your children better than you do.

Your children would love nothing better than to be taught by you, if you start doing so before they are corrupted by the government school collective.

It is hypocritical for you to submit your children to an authority with whom you fundamentally disagree. And your children will know it.

If you have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.

DO NOT FEED THE BEAST!

Especially not with your own children.

And DO NOT TAKE GOVERNMENT “EDUCATION” MONEY!

He that pays the piper calls the tune, and that’s especially true for any government entitlement program.


5 posted on 02/26/2013 4:13:31 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: R. Scott
Zero tolerance = zero thought required.

Precisely. It's all about liability and accountability. Administrators want neither. They'd rather eschew common sense than face the prospect of having to explain common sense in today's society.

6 posted on 02/26/2013 4:14:57 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Westbrook

Our daughter goes to a private school. The mascot is a Rev War Patriot holding a Musket.


7 posted on 02/26/2013 4:17:52 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: lowbridge
He went on to say that the teacher said there was a school policy against the image of a gun.

Time to replace the school board and do away with zero tolerance rules.

8 posted on 02/26/2013 4:18:50 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: FES0844
Both Social Workers and Teachers are required to be leftists to graduate with a degree in those specialties. There may be other professions like that that I'm unfamiliar with. I was going to let the VA pay for my masters in Vocational Rehabilitation until I sniffed out what it meant. They've taken over.
9 posted on 02/26/2013 4:20:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: lowbridge
I wonder what the school does about showing images of national flags...

Guatemala - Two guns with a bayonets fixed, and two curved swords

Mozambique - AK47 Rifle

Haiti nation's flag has 2 cannon, 6 spears, 2 axes, and 6 bayonets

Swaziland has a couple of spears on its flag

Kenya - Two Spears and a shield

Saudi Arabia has a sword

Kenya has a couple of spears.

American samoa - Spear and Torch

Angola - Machette

Barbados - Trident

Belize - Two Clubs/Two axes

Saudi Arabia - Sabre

Sri Lanka - Dagger held by Griffon

US Virgin Islands - 3 arrows

Oman has two swords and a dagger

Sri Lanka's lion holds a sword

Guatemala has two crossed rifles

Venezuela has a sword, a sabre and three lances

10 posted on 02/26/2013 4:24:10 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: PeteB570

My public high school mascot/team name was and is the “bombers” and there was a model of an Air Force B-58 inside the see-through bass drum of the marching band.


11 posted on 02/26/2013 4:25:28 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: lowbridge

expose the teacher, what’s his name?....public photo?
I hate when stories ALWAYS delete the teachers name, they do this stealth thing, always protected, while the student’s name is out there....
I tried to find the teachers name.....failed


12 posted on 02/26/2013 4:28:04 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: lowbridge

Stupid rule. As someone previously said, zero-tolerance allows them not to use logic.

I have a hard time believing that if the kid wore a Che shirt, with a gun on it, he would get the same treatment.


13 posted on 02/26/2013 4:28:52 AM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: R. Scott

Zero tolerance = zero thought required.

BINGO


14 posted on 02/26/2013 4:30:56 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Numerous Marines died so that child could wear such a shirt. Now those who probably never put on a U.S. uniform are telling him he can wear the shirt.

I would not only have removed the kids shirt, I would have removed the kid wearing it and placed him in a school that understands the meaning of the First Amendment.

It is time we stand up to these stupid people with their self created rules taking away our freedoms. Enough is enough.

15 posted on 02/26/2013 4:32:26 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: R. Scott

Who’s the b#tch?


16 posted on 02/26/2013 4:42:04 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: R. Scott

My daughter went to Jefferson Jr. H. S. (Naperville, IL). Their school symbol is a Continental Army soldier with a musket.


17 posted on 02/26/2013 4:45:25 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: lowbridge

Take the suspension and tell the school admin to go to hell if they don’t like it. The schools certainly allow other TRULY offensive themes on T-shirts.


18 posted on 02/26/2013 4:53:12 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Westbrook
The “public school” is better understood as the “government school collective”.

I completely agree. Talking heads can yammer on all day about needing more money for schools, but adding resources to that propaganda beast only strengthens its intensity. School districts across the country are dropping classes in civics and government, replacing then with soft, mushy humanities crap that has no value. What they're doing... IMO intentionally .... is creating a permanent class of dependent, low-information, big-government craving future voters. And no matter what, there's no slowing this train down.

19 posted on 02/26/2013 5:00:12 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: lowbridge
... school policy against the image of a gun.

In view of all the shootings by people carrying images of guns, it's easy to understand why this would be a school policy.

20 posted on 02/26/2013 5:10:29 AM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: lowbridge
I wonder if they allow the possession of "Massachusetts" quarters.


21 posted on 02/26/2013 5:15:56 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: jda

I personally think it has to do with the notion that guns cannot be shown in a positive light or the message guns=evil gets muddled. Its why they don’t want armed guards in school or cc. The little darlings might start associating guns with freedom or safety!


22 posted on 02/26/2013 5:16:57 AM PST by cb
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To: lowbridge

Okay. Headline is incorrect. It was not a MARINE t-Shirt but one with pictures of guns on it. While that would not be an issue with me it is in the schools and is not what the headline indicated.


23 posted on 02/26/2013 5:31:24 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: PeteB570

In the “tri-cities” area in Eastern Washington State one high schools nickname is the Bombers (Hanford is close where the plutonium was mfv for the 2nd bomb that ended WWll) with a mushroom cloud as a symbol! ;)


24 posted on 02/26/2013 5:32:04 AM PST by The SISU kid (I think they taste like Barbie dolls smell.)
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To: cb
I personally think it has to do with the notion that guns cannot be shown in a positive light or the message guns=evil gets muddled.

Well, absolutely that is the reason. No doubt about it. Remember when they went after Joe the Camel? This is no different. Gun depictions are treated like swastikas.

Kids need to get more creative, and lampoon these idiots. Get shirts with battle scenes, Dirty Harry, etc. where everyone is holding a "censored" sign. Or a sign that reads "gun". See if the text is also too much for the idiots.

We seriously need to encourage a youth rebellion in this country against the PC propoganda they are getting fed. I really think there is a great untapped urge by boys to be boys and for all these kids to rip off their shackles.

25 posted on 02/26/2013 5:34:44 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Richland, WA??? ;)


26 posted on 02/26/2013 5:35:13 AM PST by The SISU kid (I think they taste like Barbie dolls smell.)
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To: lowbridge
Good morning.

the teacher said there was a school policy against the image of a gun.

I see Eric Holder's hand in this.

One day this country may not produce a warrior class. When that happens, we will either be invaded, or put under the yoke of tyranny.

5.56mm

27 posted on 02/26/2013 5:37:09 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: lowbridge
Life imitates art.


28 posted on 02/26/2013 5:41:10 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Headline is incorrect. It was not a MARINE t-Shirt
Not sure exactly what you mean since the article includes this photo ...While that is not the official USMC emblem, it is a "Marine" tee shirt, and it does show guns.
So, if there is a "no gun tee shirt" policy, I'd have to say this violates the rule (as much as I hate to agree).
29 posted on 02/26/2013 5:49:21 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: lowbridge

They don’t care about “offensive” when they encourage 11 year olds to rut like paid whores.


30 posted on 02/26/2013 5:51:31 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: lowbridge

Government is god. We must obey. That is the lesson children learn in today’s government schools. They are being programmed to serve the government and take orders.

Is the “free” baby-sitting worth it?


31 posted on 02/26/2013 5:52:26 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: ScottinVA

> And no matter what, there’s no slowing this train down.

Those of us who’ve read the end of the Book know what’s coming.

However, if it is not yet the time of the end, then we can outbreed them and teach our own children.

Remember, they are effectively selecting themselves out of the gene pool with birth control and abortion.

You know, God’s greatest blessing to the living is, “I will multiply thy seed.”

God’s greatest curse to the living is, “I will cut off your generations.”

Many people today are rejecting God’s blessing and volunteering for, even promoting, His curse.

Conservatives should not fall for that trap.


32 posted on 02/26/2013 5:52:45 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: lowbridge

Public education needs a good cleaning-out. Start with the teachers’ unions.


33 posted on 02/26/2013 6:24:23 AM PST by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: lowbridge

One might want to check the web for this “school policy”.

One elementary school and a state university in Colorado have been caught altering their web sites after they were caught lying on what was contained on the web. (Figures, libs cannot tell the truth...since they are libs.)

This makes me want to be the CEO of a multi-billion dollar organization. On our web site contain at the very top - posted in letters big enough for liberals to read:

“NO PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADUATES NEED APPLY”


34 posted on 02/26/2013 6:34:44 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: oh8eleven

It’s not a ‘no gun t-shirt’ policy - it’s a “no gun images” policy.

Do they prohibit the Massachusetts quarter?


35 posted on 02/26/2013 6:54:05 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring
It’s not a ‘no gun t-shirt’ policy - it’s a “no gun images” policy.
I searched the school handbook (PDF) and can find no such policy. I did find these:All fairly subjective. If there is no specific "gun image" policy, and especially if this kid has worn this shirt to school before, I now say it does not violate the policy and the teacher is the one to be questioned.
36 posted on 02/26/2013 8:05:14 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: lowbridge
the teacher said there was a school policy against the image of a gun.

Does that include pictures in history books?

You know they are going to eventually call the Founding Fathers terrorists and the War of Independence the perfidious act of evil White men. Those that disagree will lose their jobs and become ostracized like modern "racists".

We are living through a slow motion Communist takeover.

37 posted on 02/26/2013 9:07:12 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (Republicans are to the Democrats as the Generals are to the Harlem Globetrotters)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

In 1952, I got a package in the mail. It was a t-shirt that said “My Uncle Is A U.S. Marine.” I wore that t-shirt to my Catholic school until I outgrew it, and if the nuns didn’t like it, they kept quiet about it. Uncle Tom was a career Marine.


38 posted on 02/26/2013 10:30:38 AM PST by Ax
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