Before anyone says it’s the dress code of the school, let me just say we cannot find one valid reason for this ban. Common sense has left the room and I don’t blame this dad for fighting back. It’s so important for Americans to fight back against this type of thing. We see it all the time with patriotic or military items. Why can’t we show our pride in America and the military? I guess it’s just not politically correct and might offend someone. Ridiculous!
A school in Texas has come under fire for telling the daughters of a U.S. Air Force Iraq War veteran that they can’t wear their coats to school because they have a large emblem and the words “U.S. Air Force” on the back. They actually forced the 2 5th graders to take the jackets off! Unbelievable.
The school officials say that the jackets “violate the dress code.”
This isn’t sitting too well with their father, Phill Rolen and he is determined to fight!
In his Facebook post which has gone viral overnight Rolen slammed officials at Aubrey Middle School in Aubrey, Texas and is vowing to fight school officials to change their policy.
Phill’s post reads in full:
I am a former Iraq medic who served with the 332nd CASF in 2005. After taking daily fire from enemy mortar and rocket batteries, as well as treating the worst of wounds war has to offer, now my 5th grade daughters are told they cannot wear this coat which they saved up for and bought with their own money to school. The students at Aubrey ISD pledge allegiance to the American flag every morning. They can wear gaudy and tacky school apparel peddled upon them by school officials that the district profits from. But with men and women still fighting and dying in harms way our kids cant wear apparel supporting the Armed Services of the United States. I am ready for this fight Aubrey ISD. I will make it my personal mission to make the district the subject of every news media outlet in the country. The disrespect for our service branches here is amazing. Use common sense. Please spread this to every veteran you know. Aubrey Middle School’s phone number is (940) 668-0200
Ron Catlett at Media Trackers reports:
Aubrey is a small town of just over 2,000 people on the north end of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. According to the Aubrey Independent School District’s dress code published on its website, the students must adhere to a fairly strict dress code, and no shirt, sweater, or hoodie may contain an emblem more than one-and a-half-inches by one-and-a-half inches. The code is less clear when it comes to jackets.
“Sweaters, sweatshirts or hoodies that advertise by name, symbol, or slogan any store/designer brand are not acceptable, except those containing ONE emblem measuring no more than 1.5”x1.5,” states the code.
It is unclear how the U.S. Air Force emblem qualifies as a “designer brand.” The dress code does make it clear that shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies may contain a large Aubrey schools spirit logo. That apparel must be purchased from the school district.
“They can wear anything with an emblem that is peddled and sold by the district, but apparently not anything with a military emblem,” Rolen stated in a telephone interview with Media Trackers.
When asked about how they were going to respond to the school officials, Rolen insisted that his daughters would continue to wear their coats to school. “I said that my girls were going to continue wearing the jackets,” he said.
Rolen said that the principal of Aubrey Middle School, Karen Wright, was polite when they talked, but she insisted that the coats violated the rules and said that his daughters would be punished and given detention if they continued to wear them.
“This just completely defies common sense,” Rolen added.