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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

(Via WLOS)

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Whatever. Let the kid get his ass kicked. He'd deserve it. After all the nonsense this parent has caused, the schoolteachers should just stand back and watch. 

Just because you are open minded does not mean that you shouldn't guide your child in any way. 

"Uh Huh" first of all... I'll pray for you, because you are a close-minded asshole, who clearly needs Jesus. 

Second of all, I hope you don't have children, because the world doesn't need more close minded people, or poor children with parents who guide their children to believe in hate and discrimination at such an early age. What horrible groundwork to lay for the rest of their lives. This poor boy is 9!!! He can wear pink sparkly zebra shoes and a f*cking rainbow and unicorn shirt to school if he wants.

kids aren't born knowing how to bully. So we as a society need to stop allowing it to take place!!! It honestly doesn't effect your day, or week, or month, or life for that matter , whether this kid wears a little pony back pack to school or a power rangers back pack. You don't have to like it, but you do have to mind your own damn business and let things go if they have no direct effect on your life (which this doesn't).

And kudos to the parents for standing up for their child, and for allowing him to see what it's like to stand up for things you believe in.

I know that bullying will never  completely end... That's why it is important to raise strong confident children who can stand up for themselves and for others. 

Live and let live... We as a country and society have much bigger fish to fry. Let's stop creating issues. 

Let him wear his backpack. What is wrong with that school. 

This is the second story in recent days about schools trying to "protect" children... I'm hoping they both end up in court!

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