I admire people who stand up for their rights, but . . . This just doesn’t seem worth making a fuss about. A 12-year-old girl was sent home from school in Needville, Tennessee when she refused to change her T-shirt, which the principal felt violated the dress code’s ban on vulgarity.
The T-shirt says, “Somebody went to the Hoover Dam and all I got was this ‘Dam’ T-shirt.”
When Heather Mercer, 12, wore the shirt Thursday, she was told to change or be disciplined. She refused, claiming it’s her First Amendment right to wear it, and was sent home.
Her parents support her decision to fight.
“I love it. It’s my constitutional right … talking about the dam,” Mercer said.
Oh yeah, this isn’t just a juvenile play on words. It’s about the freedom to laud dams.
Mercer said she would be back at school Monday wearing the controversial T-shirt again. She and her family have agreed to fight it all the way, even if they have to home-school Heather.