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Do teenagers in NRA T-shirts offend you?

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School Officials Make Student Change Out of NRA T-Shirt

by Jenny Erikson

A few weeks ago, 16-year-old Haley Bullwinkle caused a kerfuffle when she showed up at Canyon High School in Orange County wearing a National Rifle Association T-shirt. School officials made her change shirts or face disciplinary action, because the shirt violated the school’s dress code against depicted acts of violence.

This of course outraged the interwebs, because duh, freedom, and until they stop serving mystery meat in the cafeteria, you can’t ban an NRA shirt for showing a picture of a man holding a hunting rifle for being “too violent.”

"I felt like they were violating my rights, my freedom of speech," the sophomore told the Los Angeles Times. "I want to be able to wear what I want to wear within reason."

On Thursday, the school did the right thing, in this writer’s opinion, and decided to let Bullwinkle and her classmates to wear NRA shirts on campus. Wise decision guys, especially considering that that drill team twirls fake rifles and your mascot is a Comanche Indian Chief, which as Bullwinkle’s dad pointed out, could be considered to be offensive to some.

He told KTLA-TV:

“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”

The school district superintendent issued a statement that “Campus staff will be trained so that an incident like this does not occur again.”

If I were in charge of that training session, I’d call it Common Sense 101. Just saying.

Do teenagers in NRA T-shirts offend you?

by on Oct. 7, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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Sisteract
by Whoopie on Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Parents (and others) who want Johnny to always get his way, no matter what, contribute to Johnny thinking that he should always get his way, without consequences, no matter what. And then people want to complain about Johnny always being out of control. 

Common snese fail.

Angelanscalf89
by Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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No... Id wear it lol.
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Angelanscalf89
by Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:33 AM

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by Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:34 AM

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by Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM

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jllcali
by Jane on Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM
No. If they shirt violated dress code, then the student should not have worn it, no matter her excuse.

In my high school, we could not wear bandanas, even if they were worn in a way that looked like a headband and not a bandana that gang members wore.

The school also had a distraction clause. Meaning if you wore an article of clothing that caused a distraction or disruption at school, even if it did not specifically violate dress code, the student would have to change the article of clothing.
LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:48 AM

I think dress codes are built out of stupid.

No, tshirts lack the ability to offend me.

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:48 AM

I would fight to get it off the dress code. Its idiotic for it to be against the rules.

pamelax3
by Gold Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 12:03 PM

No it would not offend me, however the student needs to stay within the dress code guidelines

OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 12:06 PM

 Nope

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