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.
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