Teenage Boy Suspended From School For Carrying Purse VIDEO
Talk about the fashion police! According to local news affiliate KCTV 5 in Garnett, Kansas, a teenage boy was suspended from his middle school because the school principal deemed his outfit inappropriate. The boy’s crime? Carrying a colorful purse.
Skylar Davis, a 13 year old eighth grader at Anderson County Senior Junior High School, had been wearing the colorful crossbody Vera Bradley purse since August, so he was surprised when principal Dan Hilliard called the student to hi asics running shoes s office and informed him he needed to lose the accessory. Skylar told KCTV, “I refused to take it off, and they suspended me.”
Leslie Willis, Skylar’s mother, said she was instructed by the school to pick up her son, and when she found out what happened, she says she was “furious” with school officials. When she called the school for more information, she was informed that Skylar would be suspended until he stopped carrying the bag. Leslie says she found nothing in the school handbook to support this punishment.
Don Blomes, Anderson County School Superintendent, says that all students have been prohibited from carrying bags, purses, and backpacks into the classrooms, and that both male and female students must keep t asics running shoes hese items in their lockers.
Skylar doesn’t see the harm in carrying a purse when female students are allowed to, and since he thinks the purse is a way of “expressing himself,” he’s not planning on stopping weari asics running shoes ng the handbag anytime soon.
He explained to KCTV, “I don’t think everyone should be treated differently. Everyone should have the same priv asics running shoes ileges.” Leslie Willis says she supports her son’s choices.