Illinois Teenager Told Marines T-Shirt Violates School Dress Code

Posted: February 26, 2013 by ShortTimer in Education, First Amendment, Government, Guns, Marine Corps, Progressives and Left

Because it had rifles on it.

An Illinois father wants a school district to reconsider its dress code after his son was asked to remove a U.S. Marines T-shirt or be suspended, has learned.

Daniel McIntyre, 44, of Genoa, told that his 14-year-old son, Michael, was asked to remove the T-shirt by eighth-grade teacher Karen Deverell during reading class at Genoa-Kingston Middle School on Monday. Deverell, citing the school’s dress code, said the garment’s interlocking rifles was problematic and had to be removed from sight, McIntyre said.

If that’s the case, most Marines in uniform above the rank of PFC wouldn’t be allowed in.

usmc rank structure

I’m sure his school administrators would’ve loved one like this:

black peace shirt

And there are plenty of military-themed shirts that are far more aggressively styled.

  1. genomega1 says:

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    Illinois Teenager Told Marines T-Shirt Violates School Dress Code

  2. This is what happens when PC takes over the institutions of the nation.

  3. I don’t understand why the point of focus seems to be that it was a “Marine” tshirt. The school has a policy against having weapons displayed on their clothing and this kid violated that rule. End of story.

    • ShortTimer says:

      ” Students within the district are expected to wear clothing in a “neat, clean and well-fitting manner,” according to a copy of the policy, which was obtained by While addressing “violent behavior,” gang symbols and other inappropriate images, it does not explicitly ban images of guns and other weapons.

      Student dress (including accessories) may not advertise, promote, or picture alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, violent behavior, or other inappropriate images,” it reads. “Student dress (including accessories) may not display lewd, vulgar or obscene or offensive language or symbols, including gang symbols.” ”

      Didn’t read the news story, did you, Devil Dog?

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