ARIZONA: Her name is Mariah Havard and she is proud of her Black Lives Matter t-shirt. So she wore it earlier this week for picture day at her high school in Arizona. But Havard’s t-shirt caused an uproar.
When school officials learned of the t-shirt, they called the sophomore to the main office. She was told by the assistant. principal that her T-shirt wasn’t appropriate, and that it broke school rules. She was told to take off the t-shirt.
“I wasn’t able to wear the shirt anymore because somebody made a complaint,” Havard told KPNX-TV. “I was a little bit confused as to why I wouldn’t be able to wear something so meaningful to me.”
When she asked why she had to take off the t-shirt, the assistant principal cited the school’s dress code policy, which bans clothing and accessories that can disrupt the education process. So the 10th grader called her mother for a new shirt.
Havard says she’s seen other students where gay pride t-shirts and confederate flag t-shirts, thus, she’s upset over why she can’t wear her BLM t-shirt.
<iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border-width:0″ src=”http://interactive.tegna-media.com/video/embed/embed.html?id=2341054&type=video&title=Girl%20asked%20to%20change%20black%20lives%20matter%20shirt&site=75&playerid=6918249996581&dfpid=32805352&dfpposition=Video_prestream_external§ion=home”></iframe>
JOIN THE MOVEMENT to SAVE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Please join the thousands of DML readers who have purchased a bumper sticker. CLICK HERE.
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
School Bus Music Censoring Creates Uproar