The Denver Post reports:
AURORA, Colo.-A fifth-grader in the Denver suburb of Aurora says he’s been suspended from school for wearing a homemade T-shirt that said “Obama is a terrorist’s best friend.”
Eleven-year-old Daxx Dalton and his father, Dann Dalton, say his First Amendment rights were violated.
Aurora Public Schools officials say they respect students’ free speech rights but also watch for things that might interrupt the learning environment. They say they can’t discuss the specifics of Daxx’s case.
Daxx says he was given a choice of changing his shirt, turning it inside-out or being suspended, and he chose suspension.
Dann Dalton told KDVR-TV in Denver he’s considering a lawsuit.
I am an Obama supporter and an ACLU member and I believe this student’s rights were violated. His shirt featured nothing obscene or disruptive. If the ACLU does not get involved in this case, I am not renewing my membership.