Mom Outraged After School Removed Her Children From Class Because They Were Wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-Shirts

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After one mother sent her three children to school in a Black Lives Matter T-shirt, she was appalled when she learned they were punished because of it.

The mom, Jordan Hebert, was completely outraged after she had learned about what had happened to two of her three children after she dressed them in the controversial T-shirts that April 30th day and sent them off to school at Charles Evans Elementary School in Oklahoma.

Her sons, Ben and Rodney, ages 8 and 5 respectfully, were pulled out of their classes and forced to put their shirts inside-out. “They pulled me out of P.E. and told me to put my shirt inside out and then I started playing,” Ben explained.

Jordan was not pleased. “Whenever they called I informed them to get in touch with their superintendent because he told me the day before nothing can be done to my kids when they have those shirts on,” she said. “They say no disciplinary action was taken, but making them sit in the office missing everything was modern-day segregation.

Though she was understanding of Jordan’s concerns, Ardmore Superintendent Kim Holland still holds her ground on the punishment. “I understand what she is saying, but school is not the place to have all that,” he said, “y’know political back and forth and upheaval. We’re trying to teach kids things like reading and writing.”

Jordan was skeptical, believing that they made them hide their shirts simply because the school didn’t share the same stance as them—but that wasn’t true. The school’s dress code that’s that “shirts and tops with sayings or logos printed on them should be in good taste and school appropriate.” It also says that “[t]he principal shall make the final decision concerning any question referring to the appropriateness of dress.”

“It’s our interpretation of not creating a disturbance in school,” Holland further explained. “I don’t want my kids wearing MAGA hats or Trump shirts to school either because it just creates, in this emotionally charged environment, anxiety and issues that I don’t want our kids to deal with.”

However, Jordan pushed back again, saying that the shirts were not politically related at all. “Wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt has NOTHING to do with politics. He’s simply saying his life matters,” she said.

Do you think a Black Lives Matter shirt is appropriate for school? What would you have done if your child was punished for wearing a shirt like that?