California High School Student Kicked Out Of Class For Wearing NRA Shirt

By Bill Gallucccio

August 8, 2018

A history teacher at Lodi High School in California was not happy when two students showed up to his class wearing t-shirts showing their support of the National Rifle Association. The shirts featured an image of the American flag made out of bullet casings, along with the logo of the NRA. The teacher ordered the students to remove the shirts and kicked out one of them when he refused. According to Charlene Craig, the mother of one of the kids, the teacher also lectured her 15-year-old daughter on why guns are bad.

Mrs. Craig was not happy and told KOVR-TV that she believes the teacher had no business pushing his personal opinion on children in the class. 

"He's there to teach. I don't think he's there to discuss his personal beliefs."

The Lodi School District admitted that the t-shirt was not in violation of the school's dress code, which only bans clothing that depicts weapons, and said they will remind staff of the language in the dress code.

Now that the district has ruled that the shirt is acceptable, Craig said her daughter will continue to wear it at school. 

“I’m going to continue to send my daughter to school in it. I don’t see that there’s a problem,” Craig said.

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