The Purple Cancer Gang
Like Jerry says...For the Love of God.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – When 12-year-old Adam Gottschalk reached school on Tuesday, a teacher told him to take off his T-shirt and put on a girl’s basketball shirt to wear throughout the day.
He’d violated school dress code, he said. The T-shirt was a purple "Relay For Life" shirt promoting cancer research.
When 13-year-old Michael Payne was spotted wearing the same T-shirt, he said he missed two classes after being told to sit in the hallway to "think about" what he’d done.
And when 12-year-old Matt Smith was seen with purple hair bands wrapped around his wrist – the same color as the relay shirts – the long-haired, seventh-grader said a teacher took them away from him.
"Isn’t that a good thing – to fight cancer?" Matt asked.
The three Vance Middle seventh-graders are embroiled in a controversy that began Friday when they passed out T-shirts to classmates and teachers, dozens of whom donned the purple pullovers in what the students said was a show of support for "Relay For Life," an annual nationwide fundraising effort by the American Cancer Society held each June.(LINK)
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"[Vice Principal Latham] claimed we were turning the shirt into a gang symbol," Michael said. "Every day [Latham] searches your locker looking for purple shirts. He’s saying the shirts are turning us, like, evil."
Geesh. The Purple Cancer Gang...