An NRA hunting t-shirt promotes gun violence? Sure against a hunters prey; woodland animals. Which is LEGAL. Or maybe it was the NRA and “protecting America’s traditions” wording that sent the school into a mouth foaming tizzy.
Or was it all of the above?
ANAHEIM HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A student at a high school in Anaheim Hills said administrators ordered her to change out of a T-shirt that promoted the National Rifle Association.
Sophomore Haley Bullwinkle said when she wore her NRA shirt to Canyon High School last month, she landed in the principal’s office for violating the school’s dress code that forbids offensive, violent or divisive clothing.
“They were treating me like I was a criminal,” she said. “I was not allowed to wear that at school because it promoted gun violence.”
The shirt, which was a gift from Bullwinkle’s father when he became a card-carrying member of the NRA, features a buck, an American flag and a hunter’s silhouette. It also has the words “National Rifle Association of America: Protecting America’s Traditions Since 1871” written in the center.
Bullwinkle’s father said he emailed the school’s principal to find out why his daughter had to change her shirt.
Principal Kimberly Fricker responded in an email, which said, in part, “The shirt had a gun on it, which is not allowed by school police. It’s protocol to have students change when they’re in violation of the dress code.”
The girl’s father, who has retained an attorney, now wants to know how the school defines violence. He said the drill team is allowed to twirl fake rifles and the mascot is a Comanche.
“I think that if you consider the hunter, the image of the hunter to be offensive, certainly there are groups that would consider the Comanche Indian chief to be offensive,” he said.
CBS2′s Stacey Butler was unable to reach Fricker for comment.
Video report at link. In which CBS2 reports Haley has worn the t-shirt several times in the past without intervention from the school’s shock troops.
Canyon High School dress code policy:
Did you catch this? This disclaimer is so broad you could drive an 18 wheeler through it.
“In general, anything that is divisive or offensive to a staff member”
So students are held hostage at the tyrannical whims of petty gun grabbing fascist staff members.
ENOUGH is ENOUGH!
Canyon High School contact info:
Address: Canyon High School 220 S. Imperial Highway Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
Phone: 714-532-8000 Fax: 714-628-0381
Email: Kimberly Fricker
The Orange Unified School District Board of Education contact info:
Superintendent of Schools: Michael L. Christensen
Phone: (714) 628-4487
Board Vice President: Alexia L. Deligianni
Dress code source: http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/canyon/open_enrollment/counseling_2013.pdf
Dear Haley you could get a few tips from your predecessor Jared Marcum and his army of patriotic supporters.