8th-grader suspended for wearing ‘battlefield cross’ T-shirt in honor of Marine brother

8th-grader suspended for wearing ‘battlefield cross’ T-shirt in honor of Marine brother

[Ed. – No “weapons on a shirt” — but these are the same American public schools that insist on teaching children about gay sex, requiring them to write out the Islamic statement of faith, and helping them get abortions without their parents’ knowledge.]

Last week Alan Holmes–an 8th grader at Dexter McCarty Middle School in Gresham, Oregon–was suspended for wearing a t-shirt which bore the image of a “traditional soldier memorial” featuring a helmet, rifle, and boots.

Holmes wore the shirt out of the pride he has in his brother, who joined the Marines and ended up doing a tour in Iraq at age 19. …

So Holmes wore a t-shirt to school bearing the image of a soldier memorial and the words, “Standing for Those who Stood for Us.” But KATU reports that the Dexter McCarty school principal reacted to the shirt by giving Holmes “an ultimatum”–he could either change shirts or “face in-school suspension.” Holmes took the suspension. …

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The [school] district did say that “Weapons on a shirt are not appropriate in a school setting.”

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