ETX Jr. High student sparks controversy after refusing to change his shirt
POSTED: Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 10:59pm
UPDATED: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 8:54pm
(KETK) - Tyler Tx — A student at one East Texas Junior High was asked to remove his t-shirt because the school said it contained a "controversial message." It read: guns, god, and country on the left sleeve. And when he refused to change, the student's dad, Andy Davidson, said his son was given In-School Suspension and some East Texans are speaking out, saying it is "outrageous."
Davidson's son was wearing a shirt made by his company, Maker's Militia. On the back of the shirt was bible verse Romans 13:12. "Let us cast off the works of darkness. And let us put on the armor of the light." And on the left shoulder it read "god, guns, country."
This was what the administration at Spring Hill Junior High School said they found to be offensive.
Spring Hill ISD Superintendent Wes Jones released a statement saying, "At our schools we want our students to feel safe and not threatened so they can concentrate on school activities. The administration asked students not wear shirts at school that depicted knives, guns or other weapons."
Davidson said after his son refused to take off the shirt he was given In-School Suspension. Something the Superintendent denies.
"No student has been suspended or placed in ISS for wearing a shirt related to weapons," Jones said. "However, we will enforce our dress code as necessary."