North Carolina School Will Now Allow Boy To Wear My Little Pony Backpack
Earlier this week we sadly reported that Buncombe County Schools had banned 9-year old Grayson from wearing his backpack. On Friday, however, good news erupted from the story as Grayson's mom Noreen Bruce reports promising results from talks with school officials.
"We are considering all options for getting Grayson back in school," Bruce said after the meeting. "We are pleased the school system is working closely with us. All of the options include Grayson taking his My Little Pony bag to school."
...Bruce met with superintendent Tony Baldwin and director of student services David Thompson, after which she said she felt "much better."
"We had a real heart-to-heart talk," Bruce said. "I strongly feel we can work together to make things better for Grayson and all the students in our school system."
Bruce said she will work with Thompson to help organize a parent advisory council on bullying.
A parent advisory council on bullying should have been the school's initial reaction instead of punishing the victim, but better late than never?