School punishes patriotic child and gets a tough response
Jaegur is a high school junior who was recently suspended by the school as a punishment for wearing a T-Shirt with the American flag in it. He likes to follow school rules but still his act of wearing a t-shirt representing love for his country made the school punish him. He is very keen to join the military when he grows up and likes ROTC.
Despite all his affection and love for his country, he still got a black mark on his records and her mother was upset about it. The mark on his records could also have hurt his dreams for the future. But was wearing a t-shirt with the American flag a serious enough act to get punished? He was told by the school authorities that the American flag isn’t in line with the school’s dress code.
There is no official uniform for the school, but students are expected to wear solid-color shirts and avoid funky clothing. However, shirts in support of the military and some multi-colored shirts supporting collages are allowed. Things went wrong when a teacher spotted Jaegur wearing that t-shirt and immediately reported him to the principal. Her mother Shelly believed the school gave him a ridiculous punishment and decided to push back against it. The flag is sacred to the nation and many men and women gave sacrifices to and even died for that flag. They were confused why wearing a t-shirt representing the same flag isn’t allowed in a school part of the same country.
After getting some support from the local media, the school administration finally had to admit that there is nothing wrong in wearing t-shirts having the American flag in them. The principal also realized the mistake and apologized. Shelly said, “The fact that acknowledging it is huge… They’re willing to stand by and see mistakes and grow from them, that means a lot”. She made them correct their mistake and helped her son to be prouder of the country he loves.
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