- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The district superintendent has issued an apology after Buckeye Union High School student was banned from wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt.

The Arizona Republic reports (https://bit.ly/2bIfCqG ) that Buckeye Union School District Superintendent Eric Godfrey sent a letter to the 15-year-old student and her mother saying that student reaction to her shirt opens the way for an educational dialogue.

The student wore a shirt with the words “Black Lives Matter” to school and says other students told her “black lives don’t matter” and “that shirt is meaningless.” When the student went to school officials to complain, she was told not to wear the shirt again.

When the student wore the shirt to picture day in protest she was given a plain white shirt to change into.


Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com

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