Mom Wants School's Dress Code Revised
August 23, 2012 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
OKLAHOMA CITY, (UPI) – An Oklahoma mother wants her 5-year-old son’s school to revise its dress code after he was forced to turn his University of Michigan shirt inside out.
Shannon Barton said she was shocked to find out her son, Cooper, had been made to turn his T-shirt inside out at Wilson Elementary in Oklahoma City because the district’s dress code only allows college apparel from Oklahoma schools, KWTV, Oklahoma City, reported Thursday.
“They should really worry about academics. It wasn’t offensive. He’s 5,” Barton said.
District officials said the policy, which also bans professional sports team apparel, was created in 2005 with the help of an Anti-Gang Task Force.
Superintendant Karl Springer said the policy will be reviewed by officials.