A California teenager was kicked out of her high school class when the teacher spied one “offensive” word on her t-shirt. The teacher claimed the student’s shirt violated the school dress code. Take a look and decide for yourself whether her outfit choice was truly inappropriate, or simply triggering to a liberal teacher suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Two sophomores were wearing NRA t-shirts to Lodi High School last Friday when they say they were singled out by their history teacher, who started lecturing them on why guns are bad, saying “guns kill people.” The shirts had an NRA logo on the front, and on the back, pictures of shell casings outlining an American Flag. Below that image were the words “National Rifle Association.”
After the upsetting incident, an angry mother decided to speak out on her daughter’s behalf. “She was basically being attacked in class,” said Charlene Craig, the mother of one of the girls who wore an NRA t-shirt to school, according to Fox News Insider. “I think he’s there to teach. I don’t think he’s there to discuss his personal beliefs.”
Craig said her 15-year-old daughter was lectured, while another student was sent to the principal’s office for refusing to take off the NRA shirt. “He basically yelled at her, telling her that she would be writing an essay if she disagreed with him,” recounted the angry mother. She explained that her daughter’s NRA shirt supports the lifestyles she and her friend have grown up around, being from families of hunters and farmers. “That’s what she is, that’s what she does,” said Craig.
According to a statement from the Lodi Unified School District, “…the school administration reviewed the t-shirt in question and determined that it did not violate school dress code policy.” Lodi Unified also said it plans to refresh all staff members about dress code policies, so this type of incident does not happen again.
Meanwhile, Craig said students shouldn’t be punished for the political or personal beliefs of their teachers. “I am going to continue to send my daughter to school in [the NRA shirt],” she said, according to CBS Sacramento. “I don’t see that there’s a problem.”
Perhaps even more disturbing than these poor girls getting kicked out of class simply for wearing NRA t-shirts is the fact that the educator who booted them is teaching history. There is perhaps no more important aspect of our nation’s background than the Constitutional amendment which established our inalienable right to bear arms. After all, the U.S. would not even be the country it is today had we not taken up arms against a tyrannical government.
Apparently, the teacher who kicked his students out of class over their NRA t-shirts doesn’t believe in gun rights, meaning that his values are in direct opposition to those the U.S. was founded upon. Should he really be given the responsibility of shaping impressionable young minds? Certainly not if he can’t help but keep his ideological views to himself when in the classroom.
And herein lies the problem with a public school education in our country these days — schools are so steeped in the liberal agenda that there is little hope for your child to make it through all twelve grades without their teachers and administrators constantly working to indoctrinate them. There is no room allowed for free thought, cordial debate, or difference of opinion in our schools, despite the fact that we pride ourselves on being a nation where freedom of speech and expression are paramount.