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School dress codes

After the arrest of Jared Marcum in W. Virginia for wearing a T-shirt that stated "NRA protect your right", I begin looking at dress codes. For that school it was, "dress code prohibits clothing that has violence, profanity, alcohol, drugs or tobacco, along with any sexually suggestive or discriminatory messages." He wore the t-shirt most of the day until a teacher was offended and he was told by that teacher to take it off. He refused and was arrested for disrupting the educational process and suspended.

The question is: Did the 14 year old disrupt the educational process? Could this have been handled differently? Did the teacher enforce the dress code or express a personal opinion on the issue of gun control?

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    Jun 18 2013: You Americans need to use uniforms. A kid with no uniform doesn't go to school.
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      Jun 19 2013: Perhaps you are right Ken. However, acording to the rules he did nothing wrong.

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      Bob

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