A mom of two grade school boys in Oklahoma is crying foul after they were punished for wearing shirts to school that supported the Black Lives Matter movement.
Jordan Herbert angrily denounced Charles Evans Elementary and their principal in a Facebook post from April.
“So my 8 yr old who attends Charles Evans elementary wore his Black Lives Matter shirt on friday. He was told to turn his shirt inside out by (Mrs. Brunk) the principal of the school. I asked the woman this morning to show me in the school hand book where the dress code says he’s not aloud to wear it,” read the post.
Herbert says that she was told politics weren’t allowed at the school.
“My son is 8 he has no idea about politics and wearing a Black Lives Matter shirts has NOTHIN to do with politics. He’s simply sayin his life matters. Oh yea he’s the 2nd kid at Charles evans to get made to turn his shirt inside out. Y’all will hear my mouth until something is done about this here BS,” she added.
True to her word, she and a handful of protesters demonstrated outside the school in Ardmore.
In a later post on Thursday, she claimed that her younger son wore the same shirt to school without incident.
“They were called out on their bulls*** and now it’s ok for him to wear it! His shirt bothered them. It was never a distraction until they made it one,” Herbert claimed.
Ardmore Superintendent Kim Holland explained the school policy to KXII-TV.
“I understand what she is saying, but school is not the place to have all that, y’know political back and forth and upheaval. We’re trying to teach kids things like reading and writing.” said Holland.
“We’re trying to be more neutral in the school and be advocates for all of our children in what they need,” she added.
Holland also told USA Today that the same policy would have applied if a student wore a “Make America Great Again” hat to school or a pro-Trump shirt.