Shane Kinney, a 16-year-old Grand Island High student and card-carrying member of the NRA, was suspended from school for having the audacity to sport a pro-Second Amendment t-shirt to school.
Now, not only is the Second Amendment infringed in NY via the SAFE Act, but the schools are also starting to infringe on their student’s First Amendment rights as well.
Via Fox News:
A high school student in upstate New York was suspended for wearing an NRA T-shirt that touted the second amendment after he refused to turn it inside out or cover the words with duct tape.
Shane Kinney, a 16-year-old sophomore from Grand Island, located between Niagara Falls and Buffalo, served a one-day, in-school suspension Monday after he refused last Friday to turn his T-shirt inside out at the request of the vice principal at Grand Island High School. The shirt was emblazoned with the NRA logo and the words, “2nd Amendment Shall not be Infringed” across the back.
“Mr. Lauria [the vice principal] told me I had to either turn the shirt inside out or put duct tape over the words,” Shane Kinney told FoxNews.com. “I told them that I wasn’t going to do it. I had to sit in the suspension room and eat lunch alone until my father brought me a new shirt to school.”
School officials cited their dress code which prohibits clothing that might incite or encourage violent activities.
The NRA logo is a legitimate, law-abiding organization. The pro-Second Amendment statement would certainly not incite violence. So the only aspect here could be the image of the guns.
Which means any student wearing a Guns ‘N Roses t-shirt would also serve a suspension.
Kinney’s mother does not see the shirt as inciting anything.
“Just by wearing the shirt, yes it has guns on it, but it doesn’t mean you are for any kind of violence,” she said.
Just last month, a social worker and principal were called in to disarm an 8-year-old after he threatened others by saying he was going to shoot them … with his 1″ Lego gun.