Aug 21, 2012, 2:11 PM EDT
Pictured here is 5-year-old Cooper Barton — outlaw! His crime? Wearing a University of Michigan shirt to school. The principal at Wilson Elementary in Oklahoma City made Cooper, a kindergartner, turn his shirt inside-out last week when he showed up with the shirt, which was purchased by his parents, who are ardent Wolverines fans.
Here’s the problem: There’s actually a rule in the Oklahoma City Public Schools District that prohibits college team apparel of any kind, unless that apparel is Oklahoma University or Oklahoma State, which is OK.
“They should really worry about academics. It wasn’t offensive. He’s five,” says Cooper’s mother Shannon Barton.
Barton says her son had to turn his shirt inside out on the playground behind a tree.
Oh the shame, the shame.
- Santanic cult dress, witchcraft and related symbols.
- Professional sports team apparel. (Thunder down, kids).
- Clothing with profanity, put-downs or suggestive slogans.
- Obscene or vulgar jewelry. (Joan Rivers now in police custody).
- Caps or jackets associated with secret societies.
I hear that the Wilson Elementary chapter of the Skull and Bones Society has produced seven of the past eight second-grade class presidents.
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