Skip to comments.Middle Schooler Told to Remove His US Marines T-Shirt – It Was Too Offensive
Posted on 02/26/2013 3:57:49 AM PST by lowbridge
Today a Genoa-Kingston Middle School students 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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a school policy against the image of a gun.
Zero tolerance = zero thought required.
I think they would have cried.
Teachers should be required to take a course in common sense.
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.
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.
Our daughter goes to a private school. The mascot is a Rev War Patriot holding a Musket.
Time to replace the school board and do away with zero tolerance rules.
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
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.
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
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.
Zero tolerance = zero thought required.
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.
Who’s the b#tch?
My daughter went to Jefferson Jr. H. S. (Naperville, IL). Their school symbol is a Continental Army soldier with a musket.
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.
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.
In view of all the shootings by people carrying images of guns, it's easy to understand why this would be a school policy.
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!
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.
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! ;)
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.
Richland, WA??? ;)
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.
They don’t care about “offensive” when they encourage 11 year olds to rut like paid whores.
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?
> 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.
Public education needs a good cleaning-out. Start with the teachers’ unions.
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”
It’s not a ‘no gun t-shirt’ policy - it’s a “no gun images” policy.
Do they prohibit the Massachusetts quarter?
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.
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.