A pair of high school students in California were booted from their history class for wearing a T-shirt that advertised the National Rifle Association.
The teacher at Lodi High School near Sacramento reportedly lectured the two teens on the NRA and how bad guns are and told them to remove their shirts. When they refused, they were sent to the principal’s office.
“I think he’s there to teach,” said Charlene Craig. Craig’s 15-year-old daughter was one of the students punished for wearing an NRA shirt. “I don’t think he’s there to discuss his personal beliefs.”
The T-shirts had an NRA logo on the front and a red, white, and blue American flag made up of shell casings on the back.
The school’s dress code states that students are not allowed to wear clothing that depicts weapons, but the shirt did not feature any imagery of a gun.
After reviewing the offending shirts, the school’s administration found that they did not violate the Lodi Unified School District’s dress code.
The school will also re-educate its staff about dress code policy.