A veteran is upset that a school near Sacramento, CA, didn’t respect his request to allow his sixth grade daughter to wear a t-shirt honoring the victims of 9/11.
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.
It’s a shirt the Foster family wears every year on Sept. 11. It shows the names of those who list their lives that day in the shape of the World Trade Center towers on the front of the shirt.
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.
Foster has been a part of the military for nearly 25 years and service two tours in Iraq. He says he understands the school’s policy, but was hoping administrators would understand the significance of the day for his family.
It’s too bad the school wouldn’t accommodate such an honorable request, but they have a defensible position if they actually have a uniform that they’re supporting instead of just banning the 9/11 shirt and allowing kids to wear everything else. What do you think?