Grand Island, NY (WBEN) A sophomore at Grand Island High School was recently suspended for wearing a t-shirt bearing the NRA logo and guns. He spoke about it Tuesday on WBEN.
Shane Kinney was ordered to report to the principal's office after he says a teacher spotted him wearing a "Protected by Smith and Wesson" sweatshirt inside the school. "They've yelled at me for wearing it before because it has a gun on it and I had to duct tape it," says Kinney. Kinney says he removed the sweatshirt showing a blue NRA t-shirt with the logo and crossed guns on the back. Administrators suggested he turn the shirt inside out or find another shirt. He refused, saying there was nothing wrong with it, adding the NRA has done great things for the country.
Kinney says students have complimented him on his shirt. "They haven't said anything bad about it, although they don't hunt. The only people giving me trouble were teachers," Kinney told Tom Bauerle.
Kinney says his father was upset over the suspension and planned to speak with the principal.
Our requests to speak with the superintendent were not returned.