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Oklahoma Kindergartner Banned From Wearing Michigan Clothes
In Oklahoma, a kindergartner was made to turn his University of Michigan shirt inside out last week because it was in violation of a school policy. The school doesn't allow any apparel not supportive of the state's college teams.
Cooper Barton, 5, comes from a family of Michigan fans. He attended school wearing the Wolverine colors which read "The Big House," the nickname for Michigan's 114,000-seat stadium, on the front. The school principal had Cooper turn the shirt inside out.
The policy started in 2005 after ideas from a gang task force. It is said that non-Oklahoma college dress falls in line somewhere between gang symbol haircuts and "satanic cult dress, witchcraft and related symbols." Professional sports apparel of any kind is also banned.
A spokesman for the school has said that the superintendent was aware of the incident and would investigate to see if the rule was outdated.
Read the full USA Today article.
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