Kid Told To Reverse Marines T-Shirt Or Face Suspension

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. pspr


    An Illinois father wants a school district to reconsider its dress code after his son was asked to remove a U.S. Marines T-shirt or be suspended, has learned.

    Daniel McIntyre, 44, of Genoa, told that his 14-year-old son, Michael, was asked to remove the T-shirt by eighth-grade teacher Karen Deverell during reading class at Genoa-Kingston Middle School on Monday. Deverell, citing the school’s dress code, said the garment’s interlocking rifles was problematic and had to be removed from sight, McIntyre said.

    “My son is very proud of the Marines, and, in fact, of all the services,” McIntyre said. “So he wears it with pride. There are two rifles crossed underneath the word ‘Marines’ on the shirt, but to me that should be overlooked. It’s more about the Marines instead of the rifles.”

    McIntyre said his son was initially threatened with suspension before complying with Deverell’s request to turn it inside out. He has worn the T-shirt to school many times before without incident, McIntyre said.

    “He was upset, he couldn’t understand it,” he continued. “He couldn’t understand why a teacher would make him do that.”

    Brett McPherson, the school’s principal, referred questions to Genoa-Kingston Superintendent Joe Burgess, who reiterated that the shirt is not in violation of the district’s dress policy.

    “We’ve been accused of a lot of things, but our middle school is well-known for its support of the armed forces,” Burgess told “That’s why this is so disheartening to all of us.”

    Deverell did not inform school officials of the incident, Burgess said, adding that McPherson would have quickly determined the shirt to be a non-issue if consulted.

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  2. Lucrum


    Illinois, why am I not surprised.
  3. JamesL


  4. Lucrum


    Maybe, but I say fuck'em and their candy ass PC bull shit.
  5. pspr


    T-shirts don't kill people. People kill people.
  6. Wallet


    Really? Maybe from now on everyone should just whisper the word "gun" , would that make you happy?. This asinine mindset that anything that remotely resembles guns, like drawing a picture, a gun emblem on a key chain, pointing your finger, a tee shirt is grounds for expulsion and marks you as some-type of disturbed individual is utterly BULLSHIT !!


    P.S. To the Kid, thumbs up - wear it with pride..... there's many Men/Women in all Armed Services not just Marines that gave it all, so you could wear that!
  7. Exactly! This is how the left silences any opposition. They just ban everything. No discussion, no arguments, no nothing. Just shut up and do as you're told. And they call themselves progressives.
    Can the kid wear a t-shirt of someone burning a flag? You bet your ass he can. Can he wear a shirt with any number of leftist phrases, slogans, pictures? Yes he can. But a Marine Corps T-shirt with a rifle on it? No can do. Progressive? These fucks wouldn't know freedom if it slapped them in the face. Facists is what they are.
  8. You have to hand it to the liberals. They have a plan and they stick with it, no matter how much they get ridiculed by normal people.

    Here, their plan is to indoctrinate a generation of kids that guns are evil and should be banished in all forms. They understand that gun culture starts young, with little boys playing cowboys and indians or soldiers. Can't have that. They have to be taught to despise guns and gun owners.

    It's working too. We never thought theywould force gay marriage on us, but they did.