Found August 25, 2012 on
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One of the things that I learned this week is that the Oklahoma City school district doesn't approve of little kids wearing Michigan t-shirts.
5-year-old Cooper Barton (as pictured above) was forced to turn his t-shirt inside out after a Principal at Wilson Elementary School spotted him wearing it.
Apparently, the Oklahoma City public school district has a ban of certain apparel including collegiate t-shirts due to a dress code (ironically, Oklahoma/Oklahoma State apparel is okay but not Oklahoma City Thunder gear) and little Cooper was just the victim of a cruel twist of fate.
As you may figure, his mother wasn't exactly pleased to hear about it:
"They should really worry about academics. It wasn’t offensive. He’s five,” says Cooper’s mother Shannon Barton.
For more information, check out the below news report done by News Channel 9 OKC on this story:
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