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12 T-Shirts That Got Kids Kicked Out of Class

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When it comes to dress codes, some schools crack down hard on novelty T-shirts. From the funny to the genuinely offensive, here are some shirts that got students busted.

12 T-Shirts That Got Kids Kicked Out of Class

Students Put the 'Ass' in Class

Instead of proudly saying Class of 2010, the photo displayed the message: Ass of 2010. How did it happen? Two students wearing the 'C' and 'L' of the word "class" moved away from the students wearing T-shirts with the letters 'A,' 'S,' and 'S,' making the entire class, except perhaps the kids who perpetrated the stunt, feel like, well, like an ass.

Gaga for Gays

Nashville teen Cole Goforthwas sent home for wearing a t-shirt that celebrated both his homosexuality and his love for Lady Gaga.

Refreshing Prank?

Will the Cola wars ever end? Mike Cameron,19, a senior at a Georgia high school was suspended last year for wearing a Pepsi shirt to school. No big deal, except it was the school's official Coca-Cola day and reps from Coca-Cola had traveled to speak at the school. Cameron also inserted himself into a picture of students forming a giant Coca Cola logo. Maybe it's time to switch to Fanta?

X-Rated T-Shirt

A controversial T-shirt was made for a football game between two rivals (Memorial High Mustangs vs. Stratford Spartans in Texas) and sold for $20. Many parents the sexually explicit cartoon it features is beyond offensive. Funny, we can barely find anything on the shirt that ISN'T offensive.

Dirty Little Number

A 14-year-old teen was suspended for a day from her middle school for wearing a T-shirt that said "SOPHOMORE 69." Apparently the assistant principal thought the shirt was "sexually explicit." Does the school also take issue with the number "69" being used in math classes? Source: Boston Channel

American Flag Fracus

On the morning of Cinco de Mayo five teen boys we're thrown out of class because they were wearing t-shirts with American flag motifs. Administrators felt the shirts were disrespectful to Hispanic students and feared violence might break out. The school district eventually issued an apology

T-Shirt Terroism

On a day when students of s Colorado elementary school were asked to don red white and blue gear to show their patriotism an 11-year old boy wore a shirt that said, a homemade shirt that reads "Obama is a terrorist's best friend." The fifth grader refused to take off the shirt and was suspended. Source: openeducation.net

Shirt Doesn't Survive School Ban

A shirt depicting the evolution of a high school marching band with a Darwinian twist gets drummed out of school. The idea for the image was inspired by the band's theme for the school year, "Brass Evolutions." Each member on the evolution scale is holding a brass musical instrument. "I was disappointed with the image on the shirt," said one band member's mom, "I don't think evolution should be associated with our school."

This T-Shirt is Loaded

In Pennsylvania a 14-year-old boy was suspended for wearing a t-shirt that said 'United States Terrorist Hunting Permit." The boy said he wore the shirt in honor of his uncle, Brian Souders, who is serving in Iraq and who gave it to Miller as a gift. Source: Fox News

If The T-Shirt Doesn't Fit You Must Acquit

When senior David Hood showed up at Penn Hills High School wearing a shirt that said, "Not Guilty." He was immediately suspended and forbidding to attend the prom.School officials believed Hood who was currently entangled in a harassment charges. Hood sued the school citing viewpoint discrimination." Source: Post Gazette

T-Shirt Was Over the Limit?

Students at a Michigan high school thought their senior t-shirt emblazoned with the words, "Class of .08" (08 is Michigan's blood-alcohol limit for drivers.) was funny. School administrators thought it glorified underage drinking, in other words: Not Funny. The students were suspended. Source: Fox

Rest in Peace, Julius

Students memorialized 18-year-old Julius Robinson, by wearing a shirt with the words, "Julius RIP." Robinson, a Millard South High School football was killed by gunfire over the previous summer -- allegedly by a gang member. Students wearing the shirt were sent home because school officials felt the shirt was disruptive to other students Source: Wowt


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21 comments so far | Post a comment now
Lisa R. May 26, 2010, 12:41 PM

Shirt #3, the Pepsi one, that kid was suspended from school?? Really?? Be serious. I think some of these school administrators are very confused as to where to draw the line of their authority. It’s not a Nazi death camp; it’s high school. If that were my kid, that school would hear from me. That is so ridiculous.

Anon May 26, 2010, 1:34 PM

Lady Gaga is gay gay

Danielle May 26, 2010, 1:37 PM

Anon is untalented, poor, rude and gay!! Everything lady gaga isn’t!

Danielle May 26, 2010, 1:49 PM

As for the tees. The shirt with the cheerleader and two horses is just sick and will always be wrong. YUCK!!

Anon May 26, 2010, 1:53 PM

Gaga is a Madonna wannabe

Anon May 26, 2010, 4:41 PM

The horse one is hilarious. And I’m surprised no one is more offended by the kids told to take off their American flag t-shirt.

Now that, that’s complete bullshit.

Billy May 26, 2010, 6:25 PM

Wow, some of these i understand why they would ban (the horse shirt), but why would they ban the marching band shirt with evolution on it? are we seriously still that conservative and scared of science? that town is a sad disgrace for education.

Anon May 26, 2010, 6:46 PM

danielle is gay

Sivv May 26, 2010, 10:27 PM

lol, my best friend goes to the .08 school (Livonia Stevenson) and shortly after the kids made a big stink about it being a joke etc, several were killed in a drunk driving accident….

shes May 27, 2010, 9:45 AM

I cant believe number 6, the flag one. If US students (please notice Im not saying American, because america goes from alaska to chile) if any US student feels like wearing their flag at any given time that’s fine, as long as they dont bully other kids for not being from the same country. Plus, I’ll never understand why the US and Canada think the 5th of may is our independance day, it was just one of many battles that happened sometime in this country. We dont even get it as a day off down here, so wtf?!?! That makes the whole t-shirt fact even more absurd, doesn’t it??

shes May 27, 2010, 9:50 AM

I love the .08 one, i cant believe most of these cases, i mean, kids are kids, freedom of speech is freedom of speech, and it’s fiiiine

Robin May 27, 2010, 1:09 PM

Your education, brought to you by one of the leading causes of childhood obesity. Can’t upset the corporate sponsors!

Seriously, I would be crazy ticked if I were the parents in that Pepsi shirt one.

Bel May 28, 2010, 3:14 PM

I can’t believe the some of the complaining in these comments. The bottom line is that a school has every right and responsibility to restrict students from creating disruptions. Many young people use their right to freedom of speech as a mask to hide the fact that they simply want to create a disturbance. Wanting to cause a stir is normal part of development for kids; it’s the adults who tack on and reinforce the idea that having the “right” to do something makes it okay. In refusing to support the school’s decisions, parents send the message that exercising your “rights” is more important than *doing* what’s right.

There were two bans here I really disagreed with. The first is the Pepsi one…. a bit harsh. (And what the hell are these kids doing, reproducing corporate logos during school time?) The second is the evolution one. That’s just stupid.

I am a teacher in a conservative religious school. Our students wear uniforms, and public schools should follow suit. When we have dress-down days, my word is the final authority on what is/isn’t acceptable attire for school. The First Amendment doesn’t apply to private school students. Nor *should* it apply to minors in public schools, for that matter. The majority of kids under 16 lack the maturity to use their rights responsibly.

And yes, the evolution shirt would be just fine in my 7th grade classroom. In fact, I’d prefer that to the Pepsi one.

Also, I don’t care WHO it was “honoring.” You do NOT send your kid to school in clothing bearing images of weapons. Be a PARENT for heaven’s sake!

Jordan May 29, 2010, 7:08 PM

I went to Stratford HS, the “victim” of the horse/cheerleader t-shirt. Memorial High make these “underground” shirts every year for the SHS vs MHS game, always offensive, usually sexual…. Some people got really into the rivalry. This one in particular got a lot of media attention.

Sarah May 30, 2010, 11:30 AM

Sometimes I wonder what goes through the mind of these people and what exactly made them so paranoid and depraved of humour.
And there’s people actually wondering why the world sees America as uptight…

Nora May 31, 2010, 4:52 PM

DUDE is no one else pissed that the kids wearing the American flag shirts were kicked out?
Wtf.

Bre June 25, 2010, 2:57 PM

I’m more pissed that these schools felt they could just remove students because they didnt agree with their form of expression. IF one wants to pay tribute to ones country or a deceased friend the school should keep its opinions to itself.

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evolution is not real

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