Middle school allegedly reprimands student wearing GOP logo shirt for Spirit Week

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A middle school student in Florida was reportedly asked to turn his shirt inside out after wearing a Republican elephant logo shirt during Spirit Week. 

According to WJXT, the unnamed student wore the red, white and blue shirt, dressing like a “Republican nerd,” to Kirby-Smith Middle School last week during “Nerd Day.”

“It was Nerd Day, so he wanted to be a Republican nerd,” the boy’s mother told WJXT. 

The boy came home and told his mom he had to turn his shirt inside out and she wanted to know why since her son did not appear to violate the dress code. 

The Duval County Public School’s dress code prohibits students from wearing “any clothing or display any items which are obscene, profane, suggestive or derogatory to others,” as well as nothing promoting “illegal substances or which create an atmosphere which may incite inflammatory behavior.”

The school reportedly contacted the student’s family to apologize and said he did not break any rules and did not receive a dress code violation. 

The student’s mom told WJXT her son will probably wear the shirt to school again. 

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