ROSENBERG, TX (KTRK) –A 7th grader in Rosenberg says he was forced by school administrators to cover up his Star Wars t-shirt.
Joe Southern says his son, Colton, wore a shirt depicting the Star Wars – The Force Awakens logo, along with a Storm Trooper holding a weapon, to class Thursday at George Junior High School. He’s apparently worn it to school several times before without any issue.
On Thursday, though, school officials told Colton the shirt was banned because it has a gun, or at least a picture of what in the movie is weapon.
A mindless functionary and dutiful zero tolerance policy enforcer for Lamar Consolidated Independent School District says the LCISD secondary school handbook spells out potential violations of dress code. The list includes “symbols oriented toward violence.”