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Teen protests suspension over T-shirt with image of AK-47
Chicago Tribune ^ | Annemarie Mannion

Posted on 05/14/2014 6:27:35 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

A Hinsdale Central High School student is challenging a suspension he said he received for wearing to school a T-shirt that depicts an AK-47.

Senior Chris Borg, 18, of Hinsdale, appeared before the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 school board Monday to make the request that the suspension he received on May 6 be removed from his record.

Borg told the board that he wore a T-shirt with the outline of an AK-47 depicted on the back, a url for the website of a Kentucky armory club that supports gun rights and the words "TeamAK" on it. He said the shirt did not identify the gun as an AK-47 in writing.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: ak47; tshirt
The handbook states that students are subject to disciplinary action when they wear clothing that "is deemed vulgar, inappropriate, unsafe or disruptive to the educational process (e.g., advertising/display of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sexual innuendo).

So, if someone wears a Michael Sam jersey, it would be treated similarly Miss Dever?

1 posted on 05/14/2014 6:27:35 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

School Uniforms remove all this idiotic nonsense from the get go...


2 posted on 05/14/2014 6:30:18 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: ConservativeStatement

He wouldn’t have been suspended if the shirt had Che Guevara brandishing an AK-47...


3 posted on 05/14/2014 6:31:10 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: HamiltonJay
School Uniforms remove all this idiotic nonsense from the get go...

Be careful, some here might call you a "Fascist" for saying that.

4 posted on 05/14/2014 6:33:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: null and void
What I don't understand is why these kids get so many options. When I was in school we had a similar dress code. But if a teacher did not like the way you were dressed they could order you out of their classroom. I really wish adults would start acting like adults again. Turn your shirt inside out now! Period! Is that so hard?

The guy had to have known, so don't do the "crime" if you can't live with the consequences. Everyone wants to do whatever they want, which I respect. But you have to accept the consequences.

Want to murder your baby before it's born? Fine go to prison for murder. Solved.

5 posted on 05/14/2014 6:38:43 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: HamiltonJay

Wiping out the incapable government schools will remove this idiotic nonsense even more thoroughly.
I find the idea of government forcing uniforms on anyone nearly as detestable as the idea that government can provide a decent education.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 6:43:32 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
7.62MM


7 posted on 05/14/2014 6:43:47 AM PDT by R AND R IN 2012
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To: ConservativeStatement

What would happen if a student wore a shirt with the Second Amendment printed on it?


8 posted on 05/14/2014 6:44:38 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: null and void

What is this anyway? The AK is a commie rifle. Where do rats and regressives get off dissing the weapon that put their ideologies on the map?

Some liberals these pinkos.


9 posted on 05/14/2014 6:44:43 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: ConservativeStatement

seems like the same case of firearm fears can be compared to fear about race.

some people claim to fear black people because - - - and they claim ‘legitimate’ reasons.
other people claim to fear firearms because - - - and they claim ‘legitimate’ reasons.

some people claim that black people make them feel - - -
others claim that firearms make them feel - - -

some people are told that they’re being irrational and that they need to overcome their fears. guess which ones?

we need to show the parallel’s in reasoning between race and firearms to show people how un reasonable their anti-gun arguments really are.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 6:47:14 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: ConservativeStatement
He needs to step up his game and wear one of these next time.

Oh, the hateful looks I have gotten while wearing this shirt.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 6:54:19 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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12 posted on 05/14/2014 6:55:26 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Years ago I had a student wear a shirt with a cowboy riding a hog. This was at the time when a number of college Frats were engaging in “Pig Rodeo”. I asked him to turn it inside out. I explained to him what the shirt was referring to and he got all read an embarrassed. He turned it inside out and I never saw it again. Later his sister told me he burned it.


13 posted on 05/14/2014 6:55:29 AM PDT by verga (When protestants post scripture I am reminded that even the devil can quote scripture.)
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To: verga
I just had to look up pig rodeo. Is the activity at the link what you were talking about, rather than an activity involving actual pigs?
14 posted on 05/14/2014 7:01:59 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The kid should come in the next day and say that he is honoring his marxists and African roots (or atoning for his whiteness) by wearing the Flag of Mozambique:


15 posted on 05/14/2014 7:03:27 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: camle

Last Lead smelting plant - gone

All lead for bullets will have to come from overseas! This move will also make the cost 100 LL (100 low lead aviation fuel) UNAFFORDABLE. Approximately 2 g of lead is added to each gallon of aviation fuel!

There are numerous alarming reasons why the US government and the military have been buying up all the ammo. Here’s one of them.

Obama and the EPA just shut down the last lead smelting plant in the US . They raised the EPA regulations by 10 fold and it would have cost the plant $100 million to comply. You can own all the guns you want, but if you can’t get ammo, you are out of luck.

Remember when Obama promised his minions that he was working on gun control behind the scenes?

Welcome to it. Now, all domestic mined lead ore will have to be shipped overseas, refined and then shipped back to the US . Not only will ammo now be even harder to come by, the demand and the process of supply will cause the price to skyrocket even more.

And ponder this. There is an excellent chance that Obama will rig the market to where all ammo has to be purchased from a government entity instituting de facto ammo registration.

So much for the Second Amendment. There has not been a peep about this in the major news outlets and it is done.

With the US no longer producing lead, all supplies will now have to come from China , Australia or Peru , with the overwhelming emphasis on China . More redistribution of wealth; more economic and liberty crippling of the US on tap.

The idiots at the EPA (evil protection agency) had this to say:

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency said the company “made a business decision” to shut down the smelter instead of installing pollution control technologies needed to reduce sulfur dioxide and lead emissions as required by the Clean Air Act.

The Doe Run Co. announced last year that it had dropped plans to build a new lead processing facility in Herculaneum that would have used a new, cleaner lead production technology. The company cited the $100 million project as too financially risky.

The EPA is playing Mafioso I guess - we didn’t make them shut down, they made a business decision. In other words, they pay the extortion, so the
thugs shut them down.

But Marxists will do or die and are doubling down on the destruction of energy in America , our way of life and the Constitution.

The smelting plant has known since 2010 this was coming. They couldn’t stop it and no one else rose up to stop it either. The business had been in production for 120 years and now goes the way of our auto industry.

The military’s obsession with ammo was related to security and supply. They knew this was coming too, so they bought up all they could get before the plug was pulled. Screw the average American. It’s as Chris Muir said, he’s not as worried about where the bullets will come from, as much as how the government will deliver them and I’m right there with him on that one.

So, back door gun control is moving forward and while we are all distracted with shiny stuff, our Second Amendment rights are just about gone. Obama is one Marxist dictator who is savvy at political chess. He has flanked the Second Amendment. Now it’s our move.

You can Google this if you don’t believe it, or read this article:http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/16881-epa-closure-of-last-lead-smelting-plant-to-impact-ammunition-production

Long term what this means: Your investment in ammo may be your best investment. Guns will be plentiful but ammo will be another story. How does $3.75 a round (that’s for one bullet) for a 9mm work for you? Box of 50 would only cost you $187.50

Do we have a great president or not?


16 posted on 05/14/2014 7:09:30 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: HamiltonJay

Exactly! I support the kid wearing this if kids can wear all sorts of other “message” t-shirts, but we really need to stop letting kids “express themselves” at school. It has become a fashion show....who has the latest $200 sneakers and $20 elites socks?


17 posted on 05/14/2014 7:13:47 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: defconw
The guy had to have known, so don't do the "crime" if you can't live with the consequences. Everyone wants to do whatever they want, which I respect. But you have to accept the consequences.

I presume you are advocating he act in the same manner as Rosa Parks.

What a foolish man you are. We would still be a British colony, and subjects of the Queen if our Founding Fathers had followed your advice.

18 posted on 05/14/2014 7:16:09 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: ExpatGator

Yes, yes, making sure children wear a uniform to school is such an trampling of their rights.... Making them understand that school is for education not fashion and whatever other nonsense is a horrible affront.

There is a reason every successful nation that educates their children has uniforms... It removes the nonsense like this.

Its also why nearly every private school in the United States also has them.

I personally will never put my kids in a public school, public schools are the absolute bottom of the barrel, its where you send your children when you have no other choice... and I have no issues with them existing for that purpose, but the fact that so many folks willfully turn their kids over to these indoctrination factories willingly is flat out mind blowing.


19 posted on 05/14/2014 7:16:40 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Balding_Eagle
If you are going to take a stand just be willing to take the consequences. Read this and tell me how we would still be a colony.

www.rushlimbaugh.com/pages/static/my_father_s_speech You will have to copy and paste. I can't hyper link it.

20 posted on 05/14/2014 7:20:33 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: HamiltonJay

Uniforms are not necessary for proper education. My kids received a great education in shorts and flip flops (we were in Florida for most of their education). Of course we cared enough for their education to lower our potential income by homeschooling.
I have absolutely no problem with folks sending their kids to a private institution that requires uniforms. However, government should have no control over what anyone, including children, wears. Government enforced uniformity generally does not turn out well, as evidenced by history.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 7:27:00 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Constitution Day

I have the same t-shirt. Unfortunately, I do not look near as good in it.


22 posted on 05/14/2014 7:38:36 AM PDT by Glennb51
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To: Glennb51

LOL, neither do I!


23 posted on 05/14/2014 8:00:49 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: defconw
If you are going to take a stand just be willing to take the consequences.

Oh, my mistake.

You're right, the school does have to take the consequences of it's stand.

24 posted on 05/14/2014 8:30:46 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Of course the school should be subjected to consequences as well. I am quite frankly surprised that the school did not summon the SWAT team to arrest the kid and then go to his house and shoot the family dog.
25 posted on 05/14/2014 8:36:27 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: ExpatGator

Yes yes, your children managed to survive without it, people survive being shot in the head sometimes too, doesn’t mean folks should go out getting shot in the head based on those cases.

As to uniforms in education, the evidence regarding education goes back centuries, denying it is just flat out ignorant.

The reality is, if you are too lazy or poor to educate your children yourself, and put them in public education, you have turned your kids over to that state you feel is so threatening to you for 7-8 hours a day for at least 12 years of the formative years of their lives... so to then gripe that a uniform is an affront to your believe in liberty is laughable.

Public Schools are the minimal, they are what you accept when you have no choice, or refuse to do what is needed to get your kids educated properly. You can rant about it all you like, but the numbers don’t lie, public schools do not hold a candle to private education.

The great lie in public education is simply the educate so poorly that folks that are products of it largely have no idea what they have been robbed of, because they know no difference. I fortunately had the opportunity to be part of both systems growing up, and I saw and still see first hand how pathetically bad the public schools are, they are now starting their 4th generation of abject decay, so now only a kids grandparents if they are lucky can see exactly how bad it has gotten.

You think its just pure coincidence that students coming out of public schools with “decent” grades, get stuck in remedial math and english when they go to college? Nope, not a fluke. You think its accident that they consistently score lower on testing? Nope.

Uniforms have been part of formal education for centuries and every study done has shown they do aid in better overall education, even when they are instituted in public schools... but you know who cares about facts and putting education first, lets quibble over t-shirts and waist resources and time disciplining and arguing social nonsense instead of focusing on making sure kids are able to think critically and compete on the world stage.

There was a time when the US Public education system was the envy of the world, that time ended over 5 decades ago.


26 posted on 05/14/2014 8:47:03 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Constitution Day

C’mon!

That’s not you...


27 posted on 05/14/2014 9:00:25 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: DCBryan1

Only $21 for a Mozambique flag t shirt on line.

Yes, that will confuse the administrators, maybe enough to lock them in a logic loop, ala Star Trek.


28 posted on 05/14/2014 9:33:10 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Vendome

I know! I linked to the site where they sell them.

As I said above, I am not nearly that good looking.


29 posted on 05/14/2014 9:59:18 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: HamiltonJay

Did you even read what I wrote? I detest “public” government “education”. It is at its core thought control. Giving them even more power (to mandate uniforms) makes no sense. As I stated, I am fine with private schools mandating uniforms. That is between the school and parent. It is freely chosen by the parents.
Your opening statement is ignorant. Our kids flourished in homeschooling and are well educated (in a classical sense) and able to think and reason for themselves because of it.


30 posted on 05/14/2014 10:08:15 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: PapaBear3625

No it wasn’t. It involved everyone kicking a certain amount of money whoever showed up with either the heaviest or ugliest, won the pot.


31 posted on 05/15/2014 6:28:04 PM PDT by verga (When protestants post scripture I am reminded that even the devil can quote scripture.)
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To: PapaBear3625

No it wasn’t. It involved everyone kicking a certain amount of money whoever showed up with either the heaviest or ugliest, won the pot.


32 posted on 05/15/2014 6:28:04 PM PDT by verga (When protestants post scripture I am reminded that even the devil can quote scripture.)
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