Oklahoma City School Bans Michigan Shirt

By Kyle Rowland on August 21, 2012 at 12:54p

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tennbuckeye19's picture

I saw this story earlier today. Kinda crazy, although humorous given that the kid was wearing a UM shirt and was made to turn it inside-out. The OKC Schools claim it has to do with gang-related issues? With a 5 year old? But they are allowed to wear Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. 

William's picture

This seems so stupid. Apparently you can only wear in-state schools' shirts? Doesn't this violate the Tinker vs. Des Moines ruling?

BrewstersMillions's picture

Be carefull up there dude...its a long fall from atop that high horse.

setman's picture

Not all that big of a deal.  Last I heard they were also banning teaching evolution in the classroom.

David Sokol's picture

Ohio should institute the same laws: Only Ohio State or other Ohio schools 

Roger's picture

Hopefully you're joking.

southbymidwest's picture

Heh. "No, the principal at Wilson Elementary did not go to Ohio State."
Odd ban, not sure how a university t-shirt could be considered potentilally gang material by the school system, but I am pretty white bread suburban, so what do I know? They also ban all pro team tshirts, even the OKC Thunder.

spqr2008's picture

Usually, especially with something as far out of state as TSUN, the suspicion would be that he was supporting the crips (usually blue gang colors), who have a lot of different gang units throughout the country, which could lead to problems if the kid has an older sib who is in the crips, and another kid at school has an older sib who is in the bloods.

GA-Buckeye's picture

lol...great minds, Pam...I sent the story link and this picture above to all the TSUN grads here at the office.  =)

Pam's picture

The first time someone sent it to me, I didn't get it right away. Once I did, I saved it on my hard drive for occasions such as this

vitaminB's picture

The shirt said "Bighouse" which clearly promotes prison life.  Well done, OK.

Hogan1's picture

Woody would be proud.

bigbadbuck's picture

Maybe the folks down in Oklahoma think "the big house" is a prison. Hence the no wearing gang affiliated shirts

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Regardless of whether this is fair or not, one thing remains the same.  Michigan still sucks.

Class of 2010.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Not to bring politics into discussion, but "alone time" just so happens to be illegal in Oklahoma, so this doesn't surprise me.
State Stupidity: above maximum.

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