A Marines T-shirt ban has an Illinois father on a mission. On Feb. 27, Zap2It reported that a 14-year-old boy wore a Marines T-shirt to school but was asked by a teacher to remove the shirt because it violated the dress code. Why? Because there were two rifles on the shirt. The boy's father is now requesting that the school change its dress code rules.
"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," said the boy's father, Daniel McIntyre.
The Marines T-shirt ban should not be in place, according to many, because it does not promote violence. Or does it? The boy was threatened with suspension if he didn't turn the shirt inside out -- so he eventually complied even though he couldn't understand why he should have to.
"This is not right. This policy that they have in place can obviously be loosely interpreted, so they need to change it," said McIntyre. He believes that the recent school shootings have the school being more strict with their dress code, which currently prohibits wearing clothing that contains "inappropriate images," "gang symbols," and/or promotes 'violent behavior.'"
Is the Marines T-shirt ban taking things too far? Should the school ease up on their dress code? Sound off in the comments below.
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