Orcutt student ordered to take off Bill Clinton ‘rape’ shirt

October 10, 2016

Clinton rape shirt

Orcutt Academy High School administrators ordered an 11th grade student to remove a shirt he was wearing that pictured former president Bill Clinton with the word “RAPE” underneath. [KCOY]

Brett Abel said he wore the shirt in order to encourage people to go online and do some research. School officials said the shirt was a distraction to other students and teachers.

Rhett Carter, the high school principal, referenced Orcutt Academy’s dress and grooming policy in explaining the decision to forbid Abel from wearing the shirt. However, it is unclear which section of the policy Abel is accused of violating.

“Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likeness, or which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice. The administration will make final decisions regarding dress code interpretation,” the policy states.

Abel contacted the American Civil Liberties Union. ACLU lawyers then reportedly contacted Orcutt Academy’s lawyers.


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Slosum

Truth is a distraction.


kettle

Distractions are distractions.


Students have few classroom hours as it is, lets not fill the time with crap distractions.


Also, this did not happen in a vacuum, where are the parents?


Kidholm

This kid doesn’t realize he’s shooting himself in the foot. Forever more, his digital identity will be “the kid who ran to the ACLU because he couldn’t wear a t-shirt to school,” which will be apparent to any prospective employer who does a simple Google background search. Good luck with that.


jhagstro

I LOVE the way so many commenting assume that the administration is liberal. As a group, conservative administrations are far more likely to censor and control than liberal leadership.


ConfedOfDunces

This is not a story. This is an advertisement for bad behavior. It’s a discipline issue that should be for handled by the school system, not the courts. If he wants a place at the podium he should run for student government.


No glorification for the idiot this time, just his idiotic act.


kettle

The apple does not fall far from the tree, where are the parents?


circlingthedrain

Finally: a kid with a hopeful future.


SLOBIRD

Wonder if he wore a shirt that said TRUMP is Deplorable if he would have been ordered to remove. My guess, NOT!


TKG

Political correctness has become a terminal disease. Must be the California Teacher’s Association, the most powerful lobby in Sacramento, out to censor reality…


fhill123

That’s because Trump is deplorable but which he has himself proven multiple times. Clinton and rape proven 0.


Indy thinker

“Hi, everyone look at me. I want to stand out and get attention which i dont get at home. I mean, of course this is a terrible shirt to wear to an educational institution but my “Eat Shit and Die” shirt was dirty!”


-says this stupid ass who just wanted to take a stand on something rather than doing something positive for the community like volunteering at a non-profit.


Kevin Rice

No matter how many times you sue, government Leftists think they can censor any offense, whether real or imagined. Usually imagined.


AGDUDE

Free Speech !!!!