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) Ã¢â‚¬â€ 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 BullwinkleÃ‚Â said when she wore her NRA shirt to Canyon High School last month, she landed in the principalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s office for violating the schoolÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dress code that forbids offensive, violent or divisive clothing.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“They were treating me like I was a criminal,Ã¢â‚¬Â she said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was not allowed to wear that at school because it promoted gun violence.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The shirt, which was a gift from BullwinkleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s father when he became a card-carrying member of the NRA, features a buck, an American flag and a hunterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s silhouette. It also has the words Ã¢â‚¬Å“National Rifle Association of America: Protecting AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Traditions Since 1871Ã¢â‚¬Â written in the center.
BullwinkleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s father said he emailed the schoolÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s principal to find out why his daughter had to change her shirt.
Principal Kimberly Fricker responded in an email, which said, in part, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The shirt had a gun on it, which is not allowed by school police. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s protocol to have students change when theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re in violation of the dress code.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The girlÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“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,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
CBS2Ã¢â‚¬Â²s 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.
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