Middle School Bans Student’s Star Wars T-Shirt of Stormtrooper Holding a Gun
A Texas middle schooler was told to cover up his shirt because the Star Wars-themed tee featured a Stormtrooper carrying a weapon.
7th grader Colton Southern went to school wearing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens shirt Thursday. Despite the fact that Southern had worn the shirt several times before, this time he was asked to cover up the shirt or face a reprimand.
In a statement, Lamar Consolidated Independent School District defended the decision, pointing to a line in the student dress code that bans “symbols oriented toward violence.”
“It’s political correctness run amok,” the boy’s father said. “You’re talking about a Star Wars t-shirt, a week before the biggest movie of the year comes out. It has nothing to do with guns or making a stand. It’s just a Star Wars shirt.”
The Washington Post points out that federal courts have ruled in the past that public school bans on any clothing with guns that ignore context are unconstitutional.
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