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Student arrested for wearing an NRA shirt.

#51SSj4WingzeroPosted 4/22/2013 6:00:03 AM
Schools have a right to enforce a dress code, but getting the police involved in something like this is a waste of time and money.
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#52IamvegitoPosted 4/22/2013 6:00:26 AM
From: UnfairRepresent | #001

Move along.
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#53FlamingHopps67Posted 4/22/2013 6:40:45 AM
Maybe it's because I work in a juvenile detention facility and deal with stupid ass kids on a regular basis...but I see nothing wrong with this.

If the kid felt that he did nothing wrong, he didn't do himself any favors by disrupting the class by arguing with the teacher and refusing to be compliant. If anything, he should have complied with the teacher's request (take off the shirt or turn it inside out or whatever) and at the first opportunity he had (class being dismissed or afterschool) go to a school admin and voice his concerns with what the teacher had him do. Being belligerent and refusing to comply gave the school the right to quell the situation as that school's staff and the other students have a right to a safe and secure environment.

The news report mentions that the kid's father picked him up from jail. He was probably detained for a few hours for processing and then released without having to go through a detention hearing. I find it hard to believe that the attorney that represents that city/county would actually seek to prosecute this case (unless the city/county is hard up for revenue) which, worst case scenario the dad ends up paying some sort of fine.
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#54Moorish_IdolPosted 4/22/2013 7:22:33 AM(edited)
Even when I was in eighth grade over a decade ago, shirts with guns depicted were not allowed. So, don't see a problem with this.
#55MegatokyoEdPosted 4/22/2013 7:57:31 AM
UnfairRepresent posted...
MegatokyoEd posted...
I hate when parents use their kids to make some stupid political statement.

The kid did this, not his parents

Yeah, I'm sure an 8th grader is all about the NRA without his parents heavily influencing him.

Give me a break.
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#56babyeatermaxPosted 4/22/2013 7:57:59 AM
What I've learned from this story is that gun fanatics indoctrinate their children at young ages.
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#57DJStrongPosted 4/22/2013 8:09:55 AM
babyeatermax posted...
What I've learned from this story is that gun fanatics indoctrinate their children at young ages.

People have been using children as political pawns for some time, I recall reading a story about an 8 year-old following around a congressman not to long ago. I am very grateful that my folks did not hoist political views on me.
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#58UnfairRepresent(Topic Creator)Posted 4/22/2013 9:12:51 AM
babyeatermax posted...
What I've learned from this story is that gun fanatics indoctrinate their children at young ages.

Religion has done this for 10 thousand years and you judge politics?
^ Hey now that's completely unfair.
#59Tucker_BAPosted 4/22/2013 9:13:10 AM
Sativa_Rose posted...
Being arrested is ridiculous. Just put his ass in detention for a day or two.

This. Even in Texas a decade ago, anyone rolling around on my campus would have either been given a new shirt to wear for the day, detention or a suspension.
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#60sobergermanguyPosted 4/22/2013 9:36:14 AM
It's amazing how many people are taking the kids side of the story at face value.