Did you all see this story? I'll admit that it made me chuckle a bit. I mean, how crazy that a child can't wear a shirt supporting his/her team of choice. On the other hand, the school has rules and they weren't followed. What do you think?
While parents of middle school and high school students struggle to find appropriate and affordable school clothes, one Kindergartner in Oklahoma got in trouble for wearing a modest football jersey. Five-year-old Cooper Barton showed up to his very first week of school in his Michigan Wolverines shirt. Not so fast, little guy. Non-Oklahoma team gear is prohibited in Oklahoma City public schools. So instead of getting friendly with glue sticks and safety scissors, Barton was asked to turn his shirt inside out. Apparently Kindergarten in Oklahoma is rife with gang violence and this boy was showing his colors.
According to WXYZ News , a gang task force helped the district develop its dress code standards in 2005. While students are not permitted to display anything with out of state or pro logos, they may wear branded apparel from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, or any other state school. While gang affiliation through clothing cannot be tolerated, we’re talking about children who are still tempted to eat the paste and smell the markers, not run drug deals.