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B.M. Barrelcooker

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5th Grader Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt Last Edited: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008, 5:40 AM MDT Created: Monday, 22 Sep 2008, 9:15 PM MDT
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Aurora fifth-grader suspended for home madetshirt reading "Obama is a terrorist's best friend." 9/22/08
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AURORA (MyFOXColorado.com) - An 11-year-old in Aurora says his first amendment rights are being trampled after he was suspended for wearing a homemade shirt that reads "Obama is a terrorist's best friend."

The fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School wore it on a day when students were asked to wear red, white and blue to show their patriotism.

The boy's father Dann Dalton describes himself as a "proud conservative" who has taken part in some controversial anti-abortion protests. Dalton says the school made a major mistake by suspending his son for wearing the shirt.

"It's the public school system," Dalton says. "Let's be honest, it's full of liberal loons."

The school district told the student, Daxx Dalton, that he had the choice of changing his shirt, turning his shirt inside out or being suspended.

Daxx chose suspension.

"They're taking away my right of freedom of speech," he says. "If I have the right to wear this shirt I'm going to use it. And if the only way to use it is get suspended, then I'm going to get suspended."

Daxx's dad agrees with him and is encouraging his son to stand his ground. "The facts are his rights were violated. Period."

Aurora Public Schools would not talk about the case but said the district "Respects a student's right to free speech, such as the right to wear specific clothing," but administrators say they review any situation that interrupts the learning environment.

Paperwork submitted by the school district says Daxx Dalton was not suspended for wearing the shirt, but for willful disobedience and defiance.

The boy's father says he intends to pursue a lawsuit against the district.
 

buckfever

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Oct 25, 2002
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Harrods Creek Ky, USA.
If the school allowed any form of political speech shirts before, they're going to run into a buzz saw for suspending this kid.

I agree that (a) these kind of shirts are "disruptive" to the students and school activities; and (b) people constantly misunderstand our Constitution's free speech guarantees.

However, if the school allowed a different kid to wear an "Impeach Bush" t-shirt in the past, they'd be operating under a double-standard if they claimed that only anti-liberal or anti-obama themes are disruptive.
 

maxcam

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Mar 29, 2005
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Aurora Public Schools would not talk about the case but said the district "Respects a student's right to free speech, such as the right to wear specific clothing," but administrators say they review any situation that interrupts the learning environment.

Paperwork submitted by the school district says Daxx Dalton was not suspended for wearing the shirt, but for willful disobedience and defiance.

What the first statement says is....... We will let you wear anything you want that supports the administrations views and opinions

The final statement in red says......We will do anything in our power to make sure you support those views.....
 

Backwater

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Jan 15, 2007
782
Hopkins Co.
I think many schools would benefit from a standard uniform. White button down, black pants. Problem solved.

The lower class kids cant afford them uniforms, atleast's thats a reason why they aint got them round here. may want to go with all black uniform so it dont show dirt and kool-aid.:D
 

BadDuck

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Aug 13, 2007
4,214
Bullitt County
The lower class kids cant afford them uniforms, atleast's thats a reason why they aint got them round here. may want to go with all black uniform so it dont show dirt and kool-aid.:D

Thats a load of crap. My son goes to a school that requires a uniform, and it is by and far cheaper than to buy regular clothes. I can get a entire school years clothes at walmart for $100.00 or less.

here in Jefferson county, that is considered disruptive to other students.While I tend to agree with the message, I dont believe it belongs in school.

Then a kid wearing a cowboys shirt or a lakers shirt. Could also be considered disruptive.
 

Bray

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Jan 29, 2002
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it would be 100x more disruptive for a kid to wear a rival schools shirt than this one. But the kid wouldn't be suspended for doing that.
 


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