Things are getting interesting in our backyard.
Yesterday, in a public school in Aurora, a suburb in Denver, a 5th grader was suspended for wearing a T-shirt with a homemade Anti-Obama phrase.
Kids were asked to wear red, white and blue to show their patriotism; the 5th grader complied. The T-shirt is white and was printed in red and blue.
School offered him to change his shirt, wear it inside out or be suspended. He chose the latter.
It looks there are other precedents.
I can't help to wonder what would the school district done if any kid would showed in the school wearing a shirt smearing, let's say, McCain, Palin or lipstick... or some of these.
Although I still wonder why a 5th grader has to wear a shirt with a political message; should be there a line drawn stating when a kid is old enough to use free speech? Isn't that, by default, a violation of free speech itself? I'm puzzled.
H/T to Drudge Report