With Star Wars: The Force Awakens set to premier in theaters around the country this week, one middle school kid thought he’d get in the spirit by wearing a shirt from the classic series… but he never expected this to happen.
Colton Southern, a 7th grader from Texas had worn a t-shirt featuring a Stormtrooper carrying a laser weapon to school multiple times, but this time was told to either cover up the shirt or face a punishment. The Lamar Consolidated School District defended its ban of Colton’s shirt because it portrayed “symbols oriented toward violence.”
The boy’s father expressed his outrage at the school’s decision calling it “political correctness gone amok. You’re talking about a Star Wars t-shirt, a week before the biggest movie of the year comes out. It has nothing to do with guns or making a stand. It’s just a Star Wars shirt.”
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