Among the threats to our schools, attacks by medieval knights do not loom large. But these are nervous times.
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. – Seventeen-year-old Patrick Agin often spends a week whittling a single arrow, and he’s learning to make chain mail armor by hand. So when it came time to submit a senior yearbook photo, he selected a snapshot of himself wearing chain mail and slinging a prop sword over his shoulder.
Portsmouth High School rejected the photo, citing a “zero tolerance policy” for weapons, and Agin and his family sued, claiming the school was violating his right to free speech.
Agin belongs to the Society for Creative Anachronism, which is very cool.
I sincerely doubt that students have a free-speech right to the yearbook photo of their choice. But you’d think a school whose patriot mascot carries a rifle could tolerate a photo of a student dressed as a historical figure.