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  •  Tha article this post links to (13+ / 0-)

    Says that in certain classes (like homeroom) purses are not allowed, they are to be stored in their lockers, that is the Principals defense.  

    So my question is, was Skyler asked to not carry his purse into classes, where, according to the Principal, no one else is allowed to have a purse, OR is the Principal lying and Skyler unfairly being targeted?  

    Honestly, it's a fair question.  In one scenario, Tyler is being discriminated against, and anger is justified.  In the other scenario, Tyler is the one expecting special treatment.  But either way, the follow up question by the media was never actually asked.

    •  I think you're wrong on that. The kid's argument (1+ / 0-)
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      is that other people are allowed to carry bags or purses, therefore he should be able to carry one of his own choosing.

      He specifically states he wants to be treated like everyone else.

      There is no indication of the situation you describe in any of the reporting on this or the kid's or his family's statements.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 09:00:21 AM PST

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      •  Quote from the linked article (0+ / 0-)

        "But Blome insists that the district does not discriminate based on gender.

        "We are not going out there to discriminate against anybody," he said.

        He said he has been superintendent for six years and that even before his arrival that junior high students couldn't bring bags into the core classes.

        "That's been a long-standing rule," he said, adding he believes it dates back at least 10 years.

        He explained that if a student refused to abide by the rule that a teacher would send the student to the office. If the student again refused to comply, then Blome said the student could be suspended."

        So, the question is, is Skylar bringing the bag into classes that he's not allowed to, that no other student is?  OR, are other students bringing them in but they've said he can't.  There is nothing in the new reports answering that question.

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