School Bans 9/11 Tribute Shirt

A school in California is getting some bad publicity for a decision they made to bar a student from wearing a 9/11 tribute shirt because it did not meet the school’s dress code standards.

The Foster family wears the 9/11 shirt each year to mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our nation and they had hoped that the school would allow their daughter to continue their tradition.

School leaders say they have a good reason for banning the sixth-grader’s Sept. 11 memorial T-shirt on Thursday. When her stepfather tried to get permission, school administrators say it violated their dress code.

“Wear it to honor what had happened on 9/11 and all the people that have perished and the lives that were changed on that day,” said Tim Foster…

But his stepdaughter wasn’t allowed to wear it on the 13th anniversary of the attacks. Administrators told him she had to wear her uniform—a T-shirt that has the school’s logo and name.

The student’s father, Tim Foster, spent 25 years serving in the military including two tours in Iraq. He syas that he understands why the school has a dress code policy but felt that the importance of remembering those we lost on September 11th trumped the dress code. The school however is standing it’s ground and has no plans to change the policy for September 11th.