In the state of California two high school students found themselves in trouble with a teacher due to the fact that they were both wearing t-shirts that support the National Rifle Association. The mother of one of the students involved brought the incident to the attention of the media on Monday as she informed news affiliate CBS 13 that her daughter and another student were kicked out of their history class at Lodi High School in Lodi, California. Instead of being professional and teaching the assigned curriculum the history teacher allowed their personal political views to become a factor as they singled out the two students lecturing them on the danger of guns. This is the American tax dollar at work when it comes to our education system.
According to the mother of one of the students, Charlene Craig, the teacher stopped being professional and basically attacked her daughter as they let it be known that if she disagreed with what he was saying then she would be forced to do an essay. While her daughter was fortunate enough to only receive a lecture from the history teacher another student was not so lucky. The other student was sent to the Principal’s office after they refused to take off their t-shirt that showed support for the NRA.
There is a line that no educator should be allowed to cross no matter who they are and in this writers opinion that teacher crossed the line when they started to try to force their value system and beliefs upon their students. Craig informed the local media that the dress code at Lodi High School specifically says no weapons. There were no weapons to be found upon the t shirt that was worn by her daughter to school Friday.
The incident was confirmed by the Lodi Unified School District and said that it determined that the student did not violate the dress code policy held by its school. The Lodi Unified School District released a statement that read, “each school has a dress code policy in order to help maintain a positive learning environment without disruption. The Lodi Unified School District prohibits specific clothing when it violates the dress code policy. The student was promptly returned to class and the school administration contacted the family to apologize. The District and school site will continue to ensure that all staff are aware of the dress code requirements to prevent a similar situation from occurring in the future.”
This writer took the time to call Lodi High School at roughly 12:30 P.M. PST and spoke to the principal. The school principal informed me that I need to speak to their PIO, Chelsea. Within minutes their PIO returned my phone call and sent me the below the statement in an email.
To the women who I spoke to I personally would like to thank them for their professional courtesy.