[Video] 18 Year Old Eagle Scout Chooses Suspension Instead of Removing Gun Shirt
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Here we go again. More anti-gun hysteria in our public schools. This time it’s out of a state you might expect for such behavior – Illinois.
Chris Borg, an 18 year old senior at Hinsdale Township High School was told he either had to turn his t-shirt inside out, wear another shirt for the rest of the day, or leave school. The shirt depicted an outline of an AK-47 style rifle with the words “Team AK” on it as well as a URL for Kentuckyarmoryclub.com.
Borg left school, citing his first amendment right to free speech as the reason he refused to remove the shirt.
Now Borg, who was subsequently suspended for his refusal to change his clothing, is fighting to get the suspension removed from his record.
According to the Chicago Tribune,
Supt. Bruce Law said the T-shirt is a violation of the dress code outlined in the school’s handbook.
The handbook states that students are subject to disciplinary action when they wear clothing that “is deemed vulgar, inappropriate, unsafe or disruptive to the educational process (e.g., advertising/display of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sexual innuendo).
Borg said he was told the T-shirt was unsafe and disruptive.
Borg goes on to point out that their history books depict firearms and even the school’s mascot, a devil, carries a pitchfork.