August 25, 2012

5-year-old forced to turn Michigan t-shirt inside out at school


One of the things that I learned this week is that the Oklahoma City school district doesn't approve of little kids wearing Michigan t-shirts.

5-year-old Cooper Barton (as pictured above) was forced to turn his t-shirt inside out after a Principal at Wilson Elementary School spotted him wearing it.

Apparently, the Oklahoma City public school district has a ban of certain apparel including collegiate t-shirts due to a dress code (ironically, Oklahoma/Oklahoma State apparel is okay but not Oklahoma City Thunder gear) and little Cooper was just the victim of a cruel twist of fate.

As you may figure, his mother wasn't exactly pleased to hear about it:
"They should really worry about academics. It wasn’t offensive. He’s five,” says Cooper’s mother Shannon Barton.
For more information, check out the below news report done by News Channel 9 OKC on this story:



Since the story came out earlier in the week, Barton is now seen as a cult hero in Michigan and has been invited to attend a Wolverines home game this season.

(Courtesy of Off The Bench)

By Ben Chew with 2 comments

2 comments:

"He was a little embarrassed," his mother, Shannon Barton, said. "It wasn't offensive.

He SHOULD be embarrassed wearing a shirt that promotes that school. And, as a parent, this woman should be arrested child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

And, sorry lady, many of us in Columbus DO find it offensive.

GO BUCKS!!!

"He was a little embarrassed," his mother, Shannon Barton, said. "It wasn't offensive.

He SHOULD be embarrassed wearing a shirt that promotes that school. And, as a parent, this woman should be arrested child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

And, sorry lady, many of us in Columbus DO find it offensive.

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