Wisconsin high school student sues principal over ban on gun T-shirts

A Wisconsin high schooler is fighting to wear shirts with images of guns to school. Matthew Schoenecker says his T-shirts reflect his personal beliefs, but after the Parkland school shooting , administrators at his high school said his shirts were inappropriate and that he could no longer wear them. He is suing his principal over the ban. Shooting is an activity the Shoeneckers enjoy as a family, but it’s one Matthew now says is being used against him. "They just said something like, ‘You could be the next school shooter maybe,’" he told CBS News’ Nikki Battiste. The remarks are part of the backlash the 15-year-old now faces for wearing T-shirts with images of guns and a grenade in school. One of the shirts Matthew Schoenecker was banned from wearing at his Wisconsin high school. Matthew says he’s been wearing the same shirts since the fall. But his parents say it was only after the Parkland school shooting in February, that the school’s principal sent home a letter telling Matt to "change the shirt" because "it was inappropriate." When Matt refused, he was moved to a cubicle for two days. "He says, ‘Well, your son’s T-shirt’s promoting violence,’" Matt’s mother, Pam Schoenecker said. "I said, ‘His T-shirts celebrate diversity. And then his other T-shirt says, ‘love.’ How is that promoting violence? None of the times was he able to answer that question." In April, Matthew filed a lawsuit alleging that "there are no school rules explicitly banning wearing clothing […]

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