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School Bans Hat Over Toy Soldiers' Guns

School Bans Hat Over Toy Soldiers' Guns

Boy, 8, Told He Can't Wear Hat He Made to Honor U.S. Troops Due to Tiny Guns in Soldiers' Hands

The Associated Press reports a Providence, Rhode Island incident that marks the Obama age.

"Christan Morales said her son just wanted to honor American troops when he wore a hat to school decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures.

But the school banned the hat because it ran afoul of the district's zero-tolerance weapons policy. Why? The toy soldiers were carrying tiny guns.

"His teacher called and said it wasn't appropriate," Morales said." (unquote)

A photo of the cap shows the tiny soldiers with the tiny little guns about a tiny fraction of an inch. These are plastic figures about 3 inches high so the plastic toy guns are the size of part of a childs fingernail clipping.

Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio praised the school system for supporting the military in the past, including with a junior ROTC program. But he is currently disappointed. But he plans on awarding a medal to the young 8 year old boy who stood up for the U.S. Armed Forces under hostile anti-armed forces fire (sic).