Skip to comments.High School Student Ordered To Remove NRA T-Shirt Because It Promotes Gun Violence
Posted on 10/03/2013 7:25:24 AM PDT by billorites
A student at a high school in Anaheim Hills said administrators ordered her to change out of a T-shirt that promoted the National Rifle Association.
Sophomore Haley Bullwinkle said when she wore her NRA shirt to Canyon High School last month, she landed in the principals office for violating the schools dress code that forbids offensive, violent or divisive clothing.
They were treating me like I was a criminal, she said. I was not allowed to wear that at school because it promoted gun violence.
The shirt, which was a gift from Bullwinkles father when he became a card-carrying member of the NRA, features a buck, an American flag and a hunters silhouette. It also has the words National Rifle Association of America: Protecting Americas Traditions Since 1871 written in the center.
Bullwinkles father said he emailed the schools principal to find out why his daughter had to change her shirt.
Principal Kimberly Fricker responded in an email, which said, in part, The shirt had a gun on it, which is not allowed by school police. Its protocol to have students change when theyre in violation of the dress code.
The girls father, who has retained an attorney, now wants to know how the school defines violence. He said the drill team is allowed to twirl fake rifles and the mascot is a Comanche.
I think that if you consider the hunter, the image of the hunter to be offensive, certainly there are groups that would consider the Comanche Indian chief to be offensive, he said.
CBS2′s Stacey Butler was unable to reach Fricker for comment.
There’s not just zero tolerance for guns in schools. There is zero tolerance for the IDEA of guns in schools.
In our overpriced government school district, they basically allow a double standard based on race. If you were white the dress code was enforced if you were black do then no dress code enforcement. These people are evil
There is zero tolerance for education in schools these days..................
any one want to bet that the dress code really does not have that statement on guns in it ?
Wonder how many "students" were wearing Che t-shirts.
Fricker? I barely knew her...
I agree the attacks are one sided and pro leftist.
The classic t shirt promoting the serial murderer Che Guevara would most likely be more than tolerated.
I Believe the solution is uniforms. As a former parochial school student there was never a clothing issue. Of course if one bites his grill cheese sandwich into he shape of a gun the uniform would not help that.
I would be more than happy to have my kids attend school where other kids did not have a Che or 99% shirt on.
>>>Theres not just zero tolerance for guns in schools. There is zero tolerance for the IDEA of guns in schools.<<<
Definitely in this case. It is not everywhere though. My daughter has worn her NRA shirt to middle school without incident and I live in a liberal sinkhole.
We shouldn’t let these stories demoralize us, but rather stir us up to fight for our rights and our children’s rights.
Hey Rocky. Watch me pull an AR-15 outta my Hat.
Government schools are in the brain-washing business.
Parents: Protect your children. Get them out of government schools and place them in private schools or homeschool them.
The thing missing here is the monolithic irony of a school chief executive having zero understanding of the Constitution of the United States, and any of the case law around the 1st Amendment.
To me, its grounds for firing. My wife works in a school where one of the vice principals cannot communicate in written English.
Misspellings, bad grammar, bad punctuation. Employed since there since 1990.
I think its time the country went Galt. My heart goes out to the poor, and to people who work their butts off and have little to show for it.
I have no tolerance for people that have options, yet opt for a parasitic existence.
Why is it against the school rules to wear a t-shirt with a picture of a gun? Why can a t-shirt do?
If there is Anything the NRA promotes, it is gun SAFETY!
And that is a good point about the drill team, or color guard. Never thought about that. Nor did the school!
First Amendment? We don’t need no steenkin’ first amendment! Frickin’ sad situation that kids today are being subjected to these didiots. And too many panty wasted parents aren’t much better. Pretty soon the word “gun” will be as offensive to them as the “N” word (if it’s not already). How sad for this once great nation. Probably okay to wear j-z shirt or “black power fist”, or che queervera shirts though. Maybe even some la raza shirts would be okay too. Planned parenthood shirts? Commie code pinko shirts?
It’s a whole new generation bred to believe guns are only for authorities.
At my kids’ school, no printed messages or illustrations are allowed on any clothing. No team logos, etc. The only exception is that the name of school itself is permitted.
Is that “sinkhole”, or “STINKhole”? LOL! Glad you support your daughter and allow her to think for herself and stand up for her rights.
Not this sh#t again. Geeze!
I wonder what they would say to a T-shirt with a picture of the Battle of Bunker Hill or D-day.
That right there pretty much sinks the school's stupid argument and claim of "zero tolerance".
That said, if the picture is the girl and that's the shirt in question, it must have looked like a tent on her...
That shirt looks way to big for her!
It is a present from her dad from when he joined the NRA.
The NRA was founded in 1871 by Republicans, in part, to insure that the newly freed slaves in the South had 2nd Amendment Rights to access arms to defend themselves from the KKK founded by Southern Democrats.
Our five year old came home with a squirt gun that he picked from the prize box a few weeks ago. I was SHOCKED. Really. He was so excited and proud.
It’s a public school...In California...Surely the father isn’t surprised by the abject dip$#ittery that proceeds from the principal.
...or “Stop Global Warming” ones. Equally “offensive” and “divisive.”
People need to stop sueing only the schools and school districts and start also naming as individuals the principals, teachers and school board members in the law suits.
Wow, I didn't know the NRA promoted gun violence. That would explain all those shootouts that break out at NRA meetings I guess. Wait, what...?
Yep..we all know that gang bangers are all members of the NRA.
This is as good a thread as any to share lefty writer and gun-hater Stephen King’s latest gun guffaw.
The book is his latest, `Dr. Dreams’. An elderly fellow has been guarding a girl who is sought by a traveling band of eternally steam-sniffing quasi-vampires.
Of course, they want to sniff her steam
“Billy raised his shirttails and revealed an automatic pistol in a battered black holster. “One-nine-one-one Colt,” he said. “Full auto. World War II vintage.”
Now, I can see using the phrase “automatic pistol,” but can you imagine firing a “One-nine-one-one” on “full auto”? Snort, guffaw, chuckle, hee-haw.
He cracks me up. Another “We’re not so much laughing with you as at you, Steve ... “-gun moment that I thought I’d share.
There is zero tolerance for education in schools these days..................
It’s all about indoctrination.
I’m surprised that poster hasn’t been turned into a t-shirt already. Or maybe it has.
It’s right about the time for that young lady to gather together EVERY student she knows and trusts, and have them ALL wear NRA t-shirts and show up at school.
Imagine ... 25, 50 or 60 kids showing up at the school in NRA shirts just to say “F*** you” to the administration.
Push back, or the other side wins. Can’t let this crap go unanswered.
Or better yet... what if NRA bumper stickers magically just started ... appearing ... on school officials’ cars - particularly on the car of the asswipe that started hassling this young girl?
And KEPT appearing on the car week after week...
I’m sure a TUPAC shirt is just fine.
There is also zero tolerance for learning. What is disguised as such is actually the “absorption” of islamo-communist thought processes.
But Guns just get up and kill innocent children on their own. /s
I mean not even communists like fascists, right?
I’m glad he’s taking legal action. They should be made to put up or shut up. If they claim an NRA t-shirt “promotes violence” then they should be able to produce some verifiable quote from an NRA officer inciting violence. If they can’t, then not only should the prohibition not stand, but they should have to pay some kind of penalty for thinking they can make agenda-driven policy with no basis in actual facts.
Rectum? Damn near killed em!
Actually if they were it might do them some good, they’d be less likely to shoot those persons the gang leadership tells them to shoot and more likely to shoot the gang leaders.