5th Grader Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt

by Venomous Kate

Fifth grader Daxx Dalton suspended over anti-Obama t-shirt When Aurora Frontier K-8 School in Aurora, Colorado told students to show their patriotism by wearing red, white and blue shirts, apparently they meant only shirts the administration agreed with.

That’s what fifth grader Daxx Dalton learned when he wore a homemade anti-Obama t-shirt to school. (That’s the shirt on the left.) The school told him to turn the thing inside-out, and when Daxx didn’t they suspended him.

“They’re taking away my right of freedom of speech,” he said. “If I have the right to wear this shirt I’m going to use it. And if the only way to use it is get suspended, then I’m going to get suspended.”

The school district claims Daxx wasn’t suspended for exercising his right to free speech but, rather, for “willful disobedience and defiance” when he wouldn’t wear it inside out.

Frankly, I think this calls for an entirely new t-shirt:

Free Daxx Dalton

5 Responses to “5th Grader Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt”

  1. Just trying to get him used to charges of “failure to obey a lawful order” when he’s not doing anything wrong but failing to respect a police officer’s self-respect.

  2. That shirt is a great response. Why haven’t I heard about this from other sources? I thought I was a news junkie.

    I guess the news has gotten too disgusting to follow it closely.

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  3. I get some of my best news stories by clicking on the “Other News” links in the sidebar of the stories everyone else is reading. :)

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  4. Unless I’m remembering my Constitutional Law for Journalism class incorrectly, the SC has already sided with the schools. Now I’ll have to go look this up!

    I’ll report back if I’m wrong. The case I vaguely remember didn’t apply to political speech, so I may be very well be wrong.

  5. I’m wrong! Big surprise there, eh?

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