Student suspended for wearing NRA shirt

Posted on: May 14, 2015 | Bob Frye | Comments

My wife’s a school teacher, so I know all about – or at least hear all about — kids wearing inappropriate clothes to school.

But really?

This seems purely a case of political correctness run amok.

A 14-year-old boy in West Virginia was suspended from school for a day for refusing to take off or turn inside out a T-shirt with the National Rifle Association’s logo on it. The shirt reportedly said “NRA” and “Protect Your Right” and featured images of several rifles.

A faculty member asked him to ditch the shirt during lunch and, when he refused, got told to take a day off.


If the district thought it was making an example of him, it may have gotten more than it bargained for, though. The boy’s parents are suing the school. According to a story in the Charleston Gazette, they’re seeking $450,000 in damages. The suit names the school district and school board members as defendants.

You can read the story here.

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