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Students suspended over 'sexual' class t-shirt.

Posted by on Jun. 11, 2014 at 1:09 PM
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Students suspended over ‘sexual’ class t-shirt

 

UNION CITY, Mich. - Is it simple arithmetic, a potential sexual innuendo or both? You be the judge.

Mickaylah Brigg’s class t-shirt reads, “The girls are hot. The boys are fine. We’re the class of 6 + 9.”

That’s the exact wording for the Union City High School class of 2015 shirt.

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“Our class is like the joking class, so we wanted it to be funny and represent us,” Briggs explained.

However, Union’s school administrators didn’t see the humor.

“Administration did accept them for us to buy them. Like say, they’re appropriate for school and stuff,” Briggs said. “Then that Friday, we all turned our money in. We found out they were not school appropriate, but it was too late.”

Administrators informed students that the shirts had a “potential sexual innuendo.” Briggs said a classmate got suspended for wearing it on Friday.

“Then we all decided that we were going to wear our shirts that Monday,” Briggs said. “I got suspended walking into school. They waited for everybody to walk into school, and everybody that had a shirt got kicked out.”

They were suspended for the last day of school.

“I don’t see the sexual innuendo,” Briggs’ mother said.

Bobbiejoe Briggs said she complained to the superintendent and questioned the disapproval well before any of the suspensions.
Without the ‘plus sign’, Mrs. Briggs said she could understand.

However, with it ‘addition sign,’ Mrs. Briggs sees it as a simple math problem.

“I can see where 6 + 9 equals the year students are graduating,” Briggs noted that the ’9′ rhymes with ‘fine.’

“And I feel suspension is probably a little too far. Why couldn’t they have them take their shirts off? Especially if it was the first offense instead of the second offense,” Briggs said.

Superintendent Peter Kreger over the phone. Kreger said students were warned, and they were acting insubordinate by wearing the shirt anyway.

Source: WXMI

The 6+9 aspect aside, I don't like the shirt and I doubt I would have paid money for my daughter to have one or wear. 

They could have come up with something better.

If they were told not to wear them, warned of suspension prior to............hmmmmmmmm


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motha2daDuchess
by Bruja on Jun. 11, 2014 at 1:40 PM
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That shirt is dumb. 

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jun. 11, 2014 at 1:41 PM


Quoting motha2daDuchess:

That shirt is dumb. 

It is.  I can't imagine thinking it was a good idea. 

There are so many other 'sayings' one could come up with that are appropriate and cute and all that.  

The class of 2015 isn't showing much class.  

motha2daDuchess
by Bruja on Jun. 11, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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Truly lacks class and imagination

Quoting FromAtoZ:

Quoting motha2daDuchess:

That shirt is dumb. 

It is.  I can't imagine thinking it was a good idea. 

There are so many other 'sayings' one could come up with that are appropriate and cute and all that.  

The class of 2015 isn't showing much class.  


erika9009
by Bronze Member on Jun. 11, 2014 at 2:16 PM

It's creative, but not appropriate for school.

The school was right in suspending them.

And please, no one spout off about free speach.

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Erika..

Children are a blessing and are never inconvenient.............

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jun. 11, 2014 at 2:20 PM


Quoting erika9009:

It's creative, but not appropriate for school.

The school was right in suspending them.

And please, no one spout off about free speach.

If my daughter felt this was appropriate her 'free speech' would come to an end for a bit. lol

erika9009
by Bronze Member on Jun. 11, 2014 at 2:24 PM
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Quoting FromAtoZ:

Quoting erika9009:

It's creative, but not appropriate for school.

The school was right in suspending them.

And please, no one spout off about free speach.

If my daughter felt this was appropriate her 'free speech' would come to an end for a bit. lol

Yeah, more than once my my 16 yr old has gone off about rights.  She has always spoke her mind whether it's asked for or not.

My response is, "you rights start when you start paying your own bills."  I then later gave her an invoice for her share of the household expenses.  I did not get talked to for 2 days.

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Erika..

Children are a blessing and are never inconvenient.............

meriana
by Platinum Member on Jun. 11, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Completely tasteless. Guess that class wants to be known as the class with no common sense

billsfan1104
by Jules on Jun. 11, 2014 at 2:28 PM
I love how they are playing coy.
macbudsmom
by Silver Member on Jun. 11, 2014 at 2:30 PM
I side with the school.
jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Jun. 11, 2014 at 2:31 PM
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Wouldn't you just love to ask the administration to explain why it's "potentially sexually suggestive"? It would be fun, like demanding people explain a racist joke.
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