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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
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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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