Teen Gets Suspended For Supporting The U.S. Military

Alan Holmes, an eighth-grade student at Dexter McCarty Middle School in Gresham, Oregon is speaking out after he was suspended from school for wearing a t-shirt honoring fallen soldiers.

He said his shirt showed boots, a helmet and a service weapon to convey fallen soldiers. It caught the attention of the school's vice principal. He was honoring his brother's service in the marines. Yet, instead of being commended, he said, “’I’m not changing into a Dexter shirt. They won’t let me wear a shirt that supports the people that keep us free, I’m not going to support them.’”

When he refused to change his shirt, he said, “The principal, I asked him, is this considered a suspension? He said yes I’ll see you tomorrow and I left.” He added “I was just upset. I was heartbroken. My brother, he means everything for me. Just being able to help and give back to the people who fought and died for us it just makes me feel good.”

His father said, “Yeah, I’m proud of him. I would have done the same thing.” The school says they ban clothing that promotes alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and violence.

Photo: Comic Vine, Popular Military

Teen suspended for honoring fallen soldiers. School gives bizarre reasoning.

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