School Tells 9-Year Old Boy He Can't Wear My Little Pony Backpack
Grayson, a 9-year old student of the Buncombe County Schools in North Carolina, has been banned from wearing his cherished My Little Pony backpack to class, according to his mother. Noreen Bruce says that Buncombe County Schools officials claim they made the decision over concerns that the backpack has placed a bullseye on Grayson in the eyes of bullies.
District administrators told local news that Grayson's punishment was dealt to “immediately address a situation that had created a disruption in the classroom." Why has the school punished Grayson—who says he's sad that he can no longer use his favorite backpack—instead of the bullies?
"Support for Grayson," a Facebook page that has materialized in response to the school's odd decision to punish the victim of bullying, boasts more than 15,000 Likes and counting. Organizers of the page have also launched a campaign to get Grayson on Ellen, which you can check out here.