Texas Student’s Star Wars Shirt Banned Because of Weapon
A Texas seventh grader was forced to cover up the Star Wars shirt he wore to school last week because the Storm Trooper featured on the shirt had a weapon, he said.
Joe Southern told ABC 13, his son Chase wore a T-shirt from the Force Awakens movie to his junior high in Rosenberg, Texas, and was told by school administrators to cover it up because it depicted a weapon.
A spokesperson for the school district said the school's handbook outlines the dress code, which bans "symbols oriented toward violence." The spokesperson said the student was not reprimanded, and was only told to zip up his jacket to cover the shirt.
Southern said the incident violates his son's first amendment rights and that the weapon shown is fictional.