Skip to comments.Student Sent Home for 'Support the Troops' Shirt... at Army Base!?
Posted on 04/24/2013 6:10:04 PM PDT by lowbridge
The 12-year-old daughter of a U.S. soldier deployed overseas was reportedly sent home from school by administrators for violating the dress code.
administrators reportedly objected because the shirt did not have a collar,
This all happened at Mahaffey Middle School, which is located on Fort Campbell Army Base in Kentucky.
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So have the same shirt done on a polo and see what the reaction is...?
(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) A West Virginia student was charged with causing a disruption at a middle school when he refused to remove a T-shirt that displayed the National Rifle Associations logo and hunting rifle.
or............Mother Sends Son Named Jihad To School in Bomb T-Shirt
Go back to school with a shirt with collar and see what happens.If they send her home again,then it’s the message-not the style of shirt.
I gather that this was not about the message, but the cut of the shirt, the lack of a collar. I would suspect that the policy was designed against ‘v’ neck shirts, with cleavage for girls.
Since military dependent schools on military bases are under the a principal, with the housing area commander(*) acting as superintendent, sometimes policies on dress and behavior can be strict.
(*) Such commanders are usually major unit commanders, that “wear several hats” beyond just their unit.
I know many people here may not have experienced a public “school uniform” policy, but I have.
Frequently, even within the same district, a strict no collarless shirt, unless it is a specifically approved school T-shirt policy applies to Middle Schools, but not High Schools.
The shirt this girl wore was not on the approved list, and she wore it anyway, knowing it was against the dress policy.
Her (mothers) idea of adding another approved shirt was not approved, so she/they thought publicity would help them out.
We can argue dress code policies, but in this case the school was correct.
Would you feel different if she (her mother) tried to make their point with a GLBT support T-shirt?
No graphic T-shirts that have not been officially approved IS the dress code.The only graphics allowed are those including the schools name and motto.Nothing else.
My middle schooler detested the tucked in shirt and belt requirements of her middle school dress code.
She began to truly understand why it was voted in as policy when she entered High School, where boys were walking around showing their underwear,pants hanging down to their knees, and girls were wearing see-through blouses with push-up bras in contrasting colors.