The Chesnee High School official once asked Briana to go out of her class. He then notified her that her T-shirt could be disruptive and left her the choice between taking her T-shirt off or going home. Brianna went home.
«I wasn’t going to allow him to tell me I can’t wear a shirt that shows who I am,» she told WSPA.
«I’m proud of who I am and I’m not going to hide it. If my family accepts it, why should I be ashamed to show everyone else that I’m a lesbian?,» she also told Yahoo Parenting.
Eugene Volokh from the Wasington Post explains very clearly that the Constitution protects everyone's speech. Thus the school should «have real evidence that there is indeed likely to be such a violent response, rather than just a concern that some people might be «distract[ed]» by it.»
Beyond the fact that all violence must also be punished by the school.
Yesterday Brianna heard that her suspension was canceled because, guess what, her T-shirt did not hurt any student.
«The dress code disciplinary decision you inquired about was overturned when administration realized that although the shirt was offensive and distracting to some adults in the building, the students were paying it little attention,» Spartanburg School District 2 spokeswoman Rhonda Henderson said.