California student forced to remove American flag shirt deemed 'gang related'

A 12-year-old California honors student violated his school's dress code for wearing a patriotic T-shirt administrators claim is "gang related," Fox 40 reported Tuesday.

Dustin Cole, a student at Yuba Gardens Intermediate school in Olivehurst, arrived home last week wearing the T-shirt his mom had bought him inside out, according to the station.

Lori Carpenter said she questioned her son, who told her he received a dress code violation for wearing the shirt, which Carpenter recently bought at Kohl's. She said she liked the shirt's American flag design and blue color for her son.

A school official, however, said the red star on the shirt blurs the line between free speech and safety, Fox 40 reported. The star, the school said, is often associated with the Norteno gang.

Read More @ FOX News

Up Next:


Up Next

  • California student forced to remove American flag shirt deemed 'gang related'
  • Drone hits Army helicopter over New York
  • An app for positive interactions among kids
  • Josephine PD shoots man who went to city hall with rifle
  • 4-year-old dies after finding gun in grandmother's purse
  • 2nd sinkhole opens up in Florida neighborhood
  • 'Decapitated body' is really Halloween decoration, police say
  • Texas Rangers unveil new renderings of Globe Life Field
  • Tim Tebow brings meals, smiles to Irma victims
  • NTSB: Pilots erred in Pence plane's LaGuardia skid