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Old 11-08-2013, 12:35 AM
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Kansas School Suspends 13-year-old Boy for Wearing Vera Bradley Purse

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/0...bradley-purse/

A 13-year-old boy in Kansas was suspended on Wednesday for wearing a Vera Bradley purse — and officials say he can’t come back until he takes it off.

Skylar Davis told KCTV that he had been carrying the colorful Vera Bradley handbag for months until one official at Anderson County Senior-Junior School insisted that he remove it on Wednesday.

After telling Assistant Principal Don Hillard that he wasn’t going to take the purse off, Davis’ mother, Leslie Willis, was called to pick him up.

“I was a little furious, and I called the school [and spoke to Hillard] to reverify the story, and yeah, he refused to take off his Vera Bradley bag, nothing more to do it,” Willis recalled to KCTV. “Skylar has been going to school since August with that same Vera Bradley bag on, hasn’t taken it off. What is the problem?”

Willis added that there was no rule about purses in the school handbook.

Davis pointed out that girls at the school never faced punishment for wearing their purses.

“I don’t think everyone should be treated differently,” he said. “Everyone should have the same privileges.”

Dakota Haight agreed that the school was discriminating against his brother.

“I’ve seen girls wear short shorts. Why don’t they get kicked out? But then he gets kicked out for a purse?” Haight observed. “That doesn’t make sense. It’s not right.”

Although the initial suspension was only for one day, Davis has said that he won’t return to the school until they treat him fairly.

“It expresses myself and I think everyone else can wear it, so I wear it as well,” he insisted.

Anderson County School District Superintendent Don Blome did not respond to Raw Story’s request for a comment by the time of publication.

Update (4:30 p.m. ET): Superintendent Don Blome told Raw Story that middle school students were forbidden from bringing their bags to class. He said the policy was applied fairly to male and female students.

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Re: Kansas School Suspends 13-year-old Boy for Wearing Vera Bradley Purse

they never noticed or raised a problem over that bag for two months meaning that hardly no one of the teachers or officials know all the (stupid) rules these days.

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Re: Kansas School Suspends 13-year-old Boy for Wearing Vera Bradley Purse

fucking bullshit!!

when my son was 4, he carried a purse around everywhere and we got shit from strangers a lot.... 'why does your boy have a purse? doesnt that worry you? what if he's gay?' my answers (in order) were always 'because he wants to, what the fuck do you care?...what's to worry about? he's carrying a bag? since when is that a threat?....what does his sexuality have to do with anything? if he's gay or not, it doesnt matter. if he wants to carry a purse or dress up in a chicken costume daily, who the fuck cares?'

poor kid... the school should be punished for discrimination. this is just bullshit.

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Re: Kansas School Suspends 13-year-old Boy for Wearing Vera Bradley Purse

How is that different from a messenger bag or any other fucking bag?

Wonder what the school policy on fanny-packs is...?

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*shuts mouth and leaves thread quietly*

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As long as it's not obscene who gives a shit! If he's willing to take the shit he's surely getting from his peers and continue to wear it then let it go!

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Re: Kansas School Suspends 13-year-old Boy for Wearing Vera Bradley Purse

School fucked me around a lot too. Constant detentions for stupid shit. They broke my little 14 year old heart by sending me home and making me dye my pink hair i worked so hard on , black .

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Re: Kansas School Suspends 13-year-old Boy for Wearing Vera Bradley Purse

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fucking bullshit!!

when my son was 4, he carried a purse around everywhere and we got shit from strangers a lot.... 'why does your boy have a purse? doesnt that worry you? what if he's gay?' my answers (in order) were always 'because he wants to, what the fuck do you care?...what's to worry about? he's carrying a bag? since when is that a threat?....what does his sexuality have to do with anything? if he's gay or not, it doesnt matter. if he wants to carry a purse or dress up in a chicken costume daily, who the fuck cares?'

poor kid... the school should be punished for discrimination. this is just bullshit.

Kids go through phases. My nephew put on a skirt one time because he wanted to see what it was like to spin around in one and watch it go up.

He is straight and the father of a beautiful baby daughter. Even if he wasn't, it would not affect my opinion of him.

I think the kid in the picture looks cute with his! Good for him I may have chosen a simpler pattern or a solid, but, hey, it's his choice

Fucking phobes of the world! I hope he becomes a very rich fashion designer

Young girls don't get as much crap if they wear boys' clothing or play with cars or whatever. Ridiculous!

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When are we as the human race going to accept that gay people are exactly like straight people? They certainly didn't ask to be born gay nor did anyone ask to be born straight.

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When are we as the human race going to accept that gay people are exactly like straight people? They certainly didn't ask to be born gay nor did anyone ask to be born straight.

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