COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) - A Coventry boy says he was banned from wearing a patriotic hathe created to honor members of the armed forces because his schoolsaid it violated school policy.
David Morales, 8, says he made the camouflage hat with army menon top as a school project. The hat was more than just a fashionstatement: It was meant to honor military members.
When Morales wore the hat to classes, he said, Tiogue Schoolofficials told him that it violated their no-tolerance policy thatprohibits students from bringing drugs or weapons to school.
The Morales family was told David could no longer wear the hat,but they disagreed with the decision. Officials say despite thehat's purpose to honor soldiers, it violates their policy becausethe toy army men are holding guns.
Now the family is turning the incident into a positive learningexperience. While they say they disagree with the school's decisionto ban the hat, they will respectfully obey it.
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