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Is this fourth grader's backpack inappropriate? (Image now on page)

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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Question: What is your opinion?

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That backpack should not be allowed at an Elementary school.

My kid wouldn't be carrying it, but other kids could.

My son or daughter would be allowed to carry it.

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Fourth-grader's backpack too sexy for school?

 

Pasco County School District

UPDATE: The backpack brouhaha is over. Nine-year-old Quentin Ferrer decided to bring a different backpack to school on Thursday, after the racy illustration on his old backpack stirred up controversy. "He said, 'I felt uncomfortable at school,' " Fred Ferrer, Quentin's dad, told The St. Petersburg Times. "He said, 'I don't want you to get in trouble.' So we went out and bought two new backpacks."

Quentin Ferrer's backpack isn't your standard L.L. Bean model: The 9-year-old's bag sports an illustration of a buxom, bikini-clad woman drawn in the style of a classic tattoo. The fourth-grader has been carrying it to school for two years, but another parent recently noticed the racy illustration and complained. The principal of Richey Elementary, north of Tampa, Fla., told Quentin to leave the backpack at home. But the boy's father, Fred Ferrer, refused, saying the picture isn't pornographic and doesn't show drugs, weapons or violence. The principal compromised by allowing the boy to bring the backpack to school, but leave it in his office during the day. Fred Ferrer tells Tampa Bay Online he thinks that's unacceptable, and threatened to dress his son in similarly styled shirts to make his point.

What do you think? Was the principal right? Is this backpack too racy for elementary school?




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i.heart.rachel
by on Nov. 9, 2010 at 2:03 PM

What backpack?

peanutsmommy1
by Gold Member on Nov. 9, 2010 at 2:03 PM

 hard to say with no info...

JADIEBUG
by on Nov. 9, 2010 at 2:03 PM


Quoting i.heart.rachel:

What backpack?


mamafor6
by on Nov. 9, 2010 at 2:03 PM

what backpack? dont see s gull durn thing lol

 

crwspringer
by Platinum Member on Nov. 9, 2010 at 2:03 PM

?

-Shelley-
by on Nov. 9, 2010 at 2:03 PM

 

Quoting i.heart.rachel:

What backpack?

 


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stefvan
by on Nov. 9, 2010 at 2:04 PM

 It shouldn't be in any school!

2boys_1girl
by on Nov. 9, 2010 at 2:04 PM

Sorry... pushed post to quickly. NOW it should be there.

your.name.here
by on Nov. 9, 2010 at 2:04 PM

eh...

mamafor6
by on Nov. 9, 2010 at 2:04 PM


Quoting stefvan:

 It shouldn't be in any school!


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