Star Wars T-Shirt Gets Banned at School Because it Showed a Weapon

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Some lawmakers in Texas are trying to get actual guns in schools, but a fantasy weapon on a t-shirt is going too far.

7th grader Colton Southern (his name was identified by his father, Joe), was told his Star Wars t-shirt, featuring a First Order Stormtrooper wielding a fictional blaster, was banned from being worn at school. The dress code at his school, George Junior High School in Rosenberg, Texas, says clothes can't include "symbols oriented toward violence."

Southern had to put on his jacket and wear it during the school day, and isn't allowed to wear the shirt to school anymore.


"He's a Boy Scout, active in church, volunteers at Brazos Bend State Park. There's not a violent bone in his body. He's just an excited kid for the movie," said Joe Southern to ABC-13 in Texas. "It's political correctness run amok. You're talking about a Star Wars t-shirt, a week before the biggest movie of the year comes out. It has nothing to do with guns or making a stand. It's just a Star Wars shirt."