A Lodi, California mother is LIVID after her teen daughter was lectured on “why guns are bad” and kicked out of class for wearing this NRA shirt:
According to this:
“She was basically being attacked in class,” said mother Charlene Craig.
Two sophomores were wearing the NRA shirts when they say they were singled out in class by their teacher, who started schooling them on why guns are bad. That guns kill people,” said Craig.
It’s a lesson Craig says was way out of line.
YEEEEAH. This is MESSED UP.
“I think he’s there to teach. I don’t think he’s there to discuss his personal beliefs.”
It happened during history class on Friday.
“He basically yelled at her, telling her that she would be writing an essay if she disagreed with him.”
Craig says 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- a shirt that supports lifestyles they’ve grown up within families of hunters and farmers.
I ABSOLUTELY oppose that teacher lecturing the students on guns being “bad.” They’re not… and that teacher has absolutely no place reprimanding a student over their own political opinions.
As far as wearing that specific NRA shirt to school? I’m not 100% sure how I feel about it. Don’t get me wrong – I’m an NRA member myself, and FULLY support them. I also think it’s wrong to kick her out of class. I just I think it’s probably best to keep political statements out of classrooms in general. Again… That’s just me. It’s totally a personal thing. What happened was WRONG.
If the school is going to disallow SOME political statements on shirts, they should disallow ALL political statements on shirts. Teachers should not single students out for statements they personally disagree with.
Some may say the shirt wasn’t singled out because it was political – but rather because the dress code CLEARLY bans depictions of “weapons.”
However, the student’s mother says the shirt didn’t depict GUNS – just the bullets.
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 says it plans to refresh all staff about dress code policies, so this type of incident does not happen again.
FYI: 15 year olds, CAN be Junior NRA members.