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Another Kid Has Been Suspended From School For A Patriotic T-Shirt

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Right there in the United States of America. Well, if you want to count Oregon.

KGW, Portland:

A 13-year-old boy was told to change his T-shirt or face discipline at his middle school.

Alan Holmes’ shirt included the image of a gun, which school leaders said is not allowed.

But the boy and his family argued the rifle is shown with boots and a helmet, in what is recognized as the battle field cross for fallen soldiers, and is meant to support the troops. The shirt said “Standing for those who stood for us”.

Alan’s older brother is a Marine who served in Iraq. Alan chose to take the suspension, rather than be forced to change into something less American. Alan understands what the words “free speech” mean.

Clearly, Alan is a menace to society.

Incidentally, this is the same school district that recently sent teachers to a “white privilege” conference. Why are these people allowed to be near children?

Here’s the site for the Gresham-Barlow School District. And here’s their Twitter. Please be polite. School administrators have the right to set their own dress code, and we have the right to point out that they don’t seem to like America very much.

This young man has not yet received his invitation to the White House. If only he’d built a “clock” instead. I guess being patriotic and supporting our fighting men and women isn’t something to be encouraged. I guess Alan Holmes isn’t a designated victim.