Principal sends student home for patriotic shirt with gun (VIDEO)

A local principal sent an 8th grade student home this week for wearing a shirt supporting U.S. troops. The problem, according to Gresham-Barlow School District officials, was that it had a gun on it.

Now, many are speaking out against the principal’s decision to reprimand the student for something they consider a display of patriotism.

“It means a lot to me because our family, we have a lot of people who were in the military,” middle schooler Alan Holmes said. “I didn’t see anything wrong with that shirt… It’s sad to see because it’s a fallen soldiers’ memorial.”

But administrators at Dexter McCarthy Middle School didn’t see it that way.

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