Florida high school understudy is told his tumor survivor t-shirt damages the dress code
A adolescent who beat disease twice as a youngster had to evacuate his survivor T-shirt after being told it damaged his high school dress code.
Tyler Powers, 16, wore a purple American Growth Society T-shirt toRidgewood High School in New Port Richey, Florida this week.
The T-shirt has a logo on the front what’s more, the word ‘survivor’ printed on the back.
Powers said he was pulled out of class what’s more, told he couldn’t wear the T-shirt since the school’s dress code prohibits logos that take up more than a quarter of the design.
‘I was doing my work; I was causing no interruption whatsoever,’ Powers told Today.
He had a decision between spending the day in in-school suspension or, on the other hand evolving into a new T-shirt.
Powers picked the last alternative what’s more, wore a blue Ridgewood High School T-shirt instead.
Powers, who concurring to his father is the junior class president what’s more, has no teach record, was analyzed with intense lymphoblastic leukemia, a sort of growth that starts in the bone marrow, at the point when he was 5 a long time old.
He beat the sickness once matured 7, at that point relapsed. Powers survived growth a second time what’s more, was cured by age 10.
His father, Tim Powers, told Today it was ‘disturbing’ that his child wouldn’t be permitted to wear his survivor T-shirt.
‘There’s nothing about the shirt that was disparaging or, on the other hand hateful. It’s a positive message,’ the father said.
Powers said he was frustrated by the school’s reaction.
‘They are saying they need to send a positive message through the dress code yet having a great at soul school what’s more, being capable to wear what you want, that makes a difference you in school,’ the youngster told Inside Edition.
The school region said the instructor who told Powers he couldn’t wear the shirt didn’t see what was on it what’s more, didn’t know he had beforehand had cancer.
‘She never taken note what was on his shirt what’s more, he ever said anything about being a tumor survivor,’ Pasco Region Schools representative Linda Cobbe told Today.
‘If he had said something, she would have tuned in compassionately what’s more, clarified to him how the logo measure constrain applies to all shirts what’s more, that they can’t separate by permitting one understudy to wear a extraordinary shirt.’
The run the show against expansive logos, Cobbe said, is part of a bigger program that points to make strides teach what’s more, academics.
School officials, she added, trust to get ready understudies for school what’s more, work conditions in which they will be anticipated to take after dress codes.