September 05, 2012

Colorado third grader told to take off Peyton Manning jersey due to gang ties

Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we featured a post about a 5-year old forced to turn his Michigan t-shirt inside out at school due to a dress code in the Oklahoma school system.

Well, the evil school system has struck again, this time in Colorado as a third grader was forced to take off his Peyton Manning Broncos jersey due to local gang ties with the number 18.

Here's Gregg Rosenthal with the story:
A third-grade student in Greeley, Colorado was told he could not wear a Peyton Manning jersey to school because, well ...

"They told me I couldn't wear 18 anymore because it's a gang number and I had to take it off," Konnor Vanatta told FOX31 in Denver.

The policy apparently doesn't allow six different numbers: 13, 14, 18, 31, 41 and 81. The policy also does not allow for common sense.

"I'm pretty upset the schools have come down to this and I think they need to start paying attention to the education the children are getting rather than what they're wearing," said Konnor's mother Pam Vanatta.

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