Brave New World: Bullied boy’s right to My Little Pony backpack restored

Brave New World: Bullied boy’s right to My Little Pony backpack restored

[Ed. – Because in a dangerous world, it’s all about the Right to the Pony.  Of course, it occurs to no one to discipline the little bas-  er, the kids who are bullying Pony Boy.]

Grayson Bruce…was kept out of school for bringing a book bag emblazoned with the popular children’s series, My Little Pony.  But after national attention was drawn to the situation, the school has relented and will allow Grayson to return, book bag and all.

Grayson Bruce’s My Little Pony backpack will return, and with it may come new initiatives to prevent bullying in local schools.

Buncombe County Schools administrators met Thursday with the mother of Grayson Bruce, the 9-year-old boy who was propelled into the national spotlight this week after saying he was prevented from carrying his “My Little Pony” backpack to school because administrators told him it “triggered bullying.”…

Buncombe County Schools administrators released a joint statement Thursday, saying they would work with Bruce to make “a safety transition plan and an allowance for Grayson to bring the bookbag to school.”

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It’s hard to tell from the coverage precisely what the parents were thinking when they agreed to send Grayson off to class with that bag. I suppose it’s possible that they felt they were striking a blow for gender neutrality.

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