7th-grader’s ‘Star Wars’ T-shirt banned by school for usual-suspect reason

7th-grader’s ‘Star Wars’ T-shirt banned by school for usual-suspect reason
(Image via ABC/KTRK, WaPo)

[Ed. – Reminds me of the animal-rights activists who went psycho over Spielberg posing with a dead “dinosaur.”]

Colton Southern is a model seventh-grader.

He’s a boy scout, an active member of his church and volunteers at a state park not far from his home in Rosenberg, Tex.

He’s also a huge “Star Wars” fan, a distinction that has unexpectedly placed the well-behaved middle-schooler at odds with school administrators at George Junior High, according to ABC affiliate KTRK. The trouble began  Thursday after Colton wore a shirt to school depicting a “Star Wars — The Force Awakens” logo that included an image of a Stormtrooper holding a weapon, the station reported.

Joe Southern told KTRK that his son has worn the shirt on several other occasions without a problem, but this time was different. School officials, Southern told KTRK, informed the boy that the shirt was banned because it included an image of a weapon. Instead of sending him home, officials forced the boy to cover up the T-shirt by zipping up his jacket.

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