Texas 7th-grader banned from wearing Star Wars T-shirt showing stormtrooper with gun

ABC affiliate KTRK

On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that Colton Southern, a seventh-grade student from Rosenberg, Texas, got into trouble at his school over a T-shirt displaying a Star Wars stormtrooper with a gun.

According to the Post, Southern is “a boy scout, an active member of his church and volunteers at a state park not far from his home…”

But he did the unthinkable and wore a t-shirt the school administration didn’t like.

take our poll - story continues below

Should Jim Acosta have gotten his press pass back?

  • Should Jim Acosta have gotten his press pass back?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Conservative Firing Line updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: Pro-rights WA police chief lays down law for anti-gunners

The Post reported:

Joe Southern told KTRK that his son has worn the shirt on several other occasions without a problem, but this time was different. School officials, Southern told KTRK, informed the boy that the shirt was banned because it included an image of a weapon. Instead of sending him home, officials forced the boy to cover up the T-shirt by zipping up his jacket.

Naturally, this didn’t sit too well.

“It’s political correctness run amok,” the boy’s father told Houston’s KTRK. “You’re talking about a Star Wars t-shirt, a week before the biggest movie of the year comes out. It has nothing to do with guns or making a stand. It’s just a Star Wars shirt.”

The move also got criticized on Twitter:

Twitchy put it this way: “May the stupid be with you.”

We agree.



If you haven’t checked out and liked our Facebook page, please go here and do so.




Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.