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    R.I. School Bans 8-Year-Old Son's Patriotic Hat With Army Figures

    A Rhode Island mother says her 8-year-old son's school would not let him wear a patriotic hat she says he designed for a project to honor Army troops because the school thought it was inappropriate.



    A Rhode Island mother says her 8-year-old son's school would not let him wear a patriotic hat she says he designed for a project to honor Army troops because the school thought it was inappropriate.

    Christan Morales says her son David was assigned to make a crazy hat for his second grade class at the Tiogue School in Coventry, R.I. Morales said her son came up with an idea to glue small plastic Army figures to a camouflage hat with an American flag.

    Morales said the principal at David's school called her to say the hat wasn't appropriate because it had guns, which violated a school ban on weapons and toy weapons.

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    RI school to reverse ban on boy's toy soldier hat
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    “We don’t advocate having any concept of weapons in the school,” Kenneth DiPietro, superintendent of Coventry Public Schools, told FoxNews.com.

    “(David’s) military theme was all welcomed. The only issue was the weapons displayed on the hat.”

    DiPietro said the intent of the principal was to allow the child the full expression of depicting the theme, but to help him find a way to express it without the presentation of weapons. He said the principal decided there were alternative ways to represent his theme.

    “The principal’s concern was not the theme, not the patriotism and not the soldiers,” said DiPietro. “She worked with family to come up with alternatives so the child’s rights and patriotism was protected.”

    Christan Morales has not returned FoxNews.com’s request for comment.

    After the incident, David’s father requested a copy of Coventry Public Schools’ zero-tolerance policy for weapons and depictions of weapons, DiPietro said.

    DiPietro said the school hopes to learn from this incident and spend time deciding whether there should be a different strategy for handling such issues in the future.
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    Kid should get a Mao Tse-tung hat. Then he'd be teachers pet.
    And don't forget your "Yes We Can!" pin, little David.
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    Jesus H Christ are people a little too sensitive these days or what? Seriously, toy soldiers with plastic guns(which hardly resemble real guns) is going to promote real life violence in the school or what not. Maybe we should just keep kids sealed in a room till they're 18, so that the world does not warp their fragile minds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judgement Day View Post
    Jesus H Christ are people a little too sensitive these days or what? Seriously, toy soldiers with plastic guns(which hardly resemble real guns) is going to promote real life violence in the school or what not. Maybe we should just keep kids sealed in a room till they're 18, so that the world does not warp their fragile minds.
    In all seriousness, when the fuck did America swerve as a society where this shit became reality?!??!
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    In all seriousness, when the fuck did America swerve as a society where this shit became reality?!??!
    It didn't. The media just makes it seem so. Isolated incidents that are glorified by the news media does not make it a trend.

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    As for when America swerved I do not know. But don't you think that incidents like this seem to be happening more frequently? Personally, I feel that society as a whole as just become too touchy about things and everyone seems to want to shelter everyone else from what's out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wruff_ajax View Post
    Kid should get a Mao Tse-tung hat. Then he'd be teachers pet.
    His teacher probably does not know who that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wray View Post
    It didn't. The media just makes it seem so. Isolated incidents that are glorified by the news media does not make it a trend.
    What are you talking about? The media had nothing to do with the school taking action and they didn't glorify it, they reported it. And thankfully it looks like the media reporting the story and drawing attention to those idiots at the school is the reason the decision was reversed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    What are you talking about? The media had nothing to do with the school taking action
    Who said they did?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic View Post
    His teacher probably does not know who that is.
    LOL I thought that too as I posted it. Too true Vic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    What are you talking about? The media had nothing to do with the school taking action and they didn't glorify it, they reported it. And thankfully it looks like the media reporting the story and drawing attention to those idiots at the school is the reason the decision was reversed.
    You never know?
    Wray just might have a link to an author trying to sell books on this subject too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH122 View Post
    You never know?
    Wray just might have a link to an author trying to sell books on this subject too.
    That's right. Just like how you never know when someone will show their true colors.

 

 

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