Va. School Says Student’s Duck Dynasty Shirt Implied Threat of Violence
A Virginia high school student was told to remove his Duck Dynasty T-shirt because officials said the slogan implies the threat of violence.
WWBT reports the T-shirt, which features Si Robertson, one of the A&E hit show’s stars, features the words, “I Will Hurt You Physically and Metaphysically.”
“If you are a Duck Dynasty fan, you understand the meaning of the shirt,” David Clark, Dinwiddie High School’s superintendent, told WWBT. “But if you haven’t watched Duck Dynasty, you may question if the shirt implies violence. As a school division, we would like to keep our slogans on student shirts as non-violent as possible.”
The student’s mother wasn’t buying Clark’s rationale.
“For this to be considered a threat to the school, I couldn’t understand it,” Hunter’s mom, Edna-Jo Spain, told WWBT, adding her son’s grandmother gave him the controversial T-shirt as a gift.
As for Hunter Spain, he went home and got a new T-shirt, rather than turn the Duck Dynasty one inside-out.
“I’m not going to look stupid in front of all these young ladies in the school,” the student told WWBT. “So I decided to get a different T-shirt.”