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Texas school calls student's pro-LGBT shirt "disruptive"
Administrators tried to make the teenager change out of a T-shirt that read "Some people are gay. Get over it."

In Copperas Cove, Texas, a gay eighth-grader has been disciplined for wearing a shirt to school that reads “Some people are gay. Get over it.”

Ali Chaney was sent to the principal’s office and asked to change her shirt because it was “disruptive.” She refused, but the school district maintains that the shirt violated school dress code. 

“Our purpose at CCISD is to educate children, first and foremost. According to CCISD’s dress code in the student handbook and code of conduct, clothing that is disruptive to the learning environment based on reactions by other students is prohibited. The student was offered a school shirt to wear and declined,” spokesperson Wendy Sledd said in a statement to KCEN.

Sledd claims that multiple students complained about the shirt, but Chaney and her mother believe differently. “It’s just a shirt, and it’s not hurting anybody,” Chaney told KCEN.

Chaney showed the TV station a photo of a student wearing a T-shirt of President Obama that claims he is a Muslim and a communist. That student was not forced to change clothes or told that the shirt was “disruptive.”

Ali’s mom is filing a complaint with the school district, as her child has clearly been discriminated against. This is just absurd. It’s just a shirt. 

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March 17, 1995 @ Blue Flamingo, Austin, TX

Want your kid to be an NFL quarterback someday? Move to Texas.

With the New York Jets benching Mark Sanchez, the number of starting QBs this weekend in the NFL that graduated from a Texas high school is 8 (which is a whopping 25% of the league!) and 9 if RGIII is able to play:

  • WAS - Robert Griffin III, Copperas Cove
  • IND - Andrew Luck, Houston (Stratford)
  • CIN - Andy Dalton, Katy
  • MIN - Christian Ponder, Colleyville (Heritage)
  • NO - Drew Brees, Austin (Westlake)
  • MIA - Ryan Tannehill, Big Spring
  • NYJ - Greg McElroy, Southlake (Carroll)
  • DET - Matthew Stafford, Dallas (Highland Park)
  • PHI - Nick Foles, Austin (Westlake)

The next highest state is California with 5, though the tell-tale statistic may be the combined winning percentage of the Texas high school graduates versus the California high school graduates: 47% (59-67) vs 56% (39-31).

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1995 @ County Club, Temple, TX

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BREAKING: Intruder Jumps White House Fence, Makes It Through The Front Doors

The incident forced a rare evacuation of much of the presidential residence. A suspect was arrested and taken to a hospital for evaluation, the Secret Service said.

“This dude just jumped the fence right in front of me!! He made it pretty far didn’t see them catch him,” eyewitness Brandon Pawlinski said on Instagram. instagram.com

A man who scaled the fence of the White House Friday sprinted across the lawn and made it through the front doors of the presidential residence before he was apprehended by officers, the Secret Service said.

The unarmed intruder, who was identified as Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, was arrested just inside the North Portico doors of the White House that face Pennsylvania Ave.

The scare forced a rare evacuation of much of the building, including the press inside the Briefing Room in the West Wing. Secret Service agents evacuatedjournalists from the area, and officers were seen combing the complex with their guns drawn.

Gonzalez was taken into custody and later transported to George Washington University Hospital for medical evaluation, the Secret Service said.

The intrusion, which occurred just minutes after President Obama and his daughters departed the White House aboard Marine One for the weekend at Camp David, raises serious questions about the security at what is considered to be one of the safest places in the world.

Last week, another man scaled the White House fence on the anniversary of Sept. 11, prompting a lockdown. The suspect was seen being apprehended by Secret Service officers on the lawn.

“This situation was a little different than other incidents we have at the White House,” Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told the Associated Press. “There will be a thorough investigation into the incident.”

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The suspect, handcuffed to a stretcher, was taken by DC Fire medics to George Washington Hospital for a medical evaluation

11:59 PM - 19 Sep 14

 

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Zeke Miller@ZekeJMiller
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Law enforcemnt ofl says WH jumper appeared mentally disturbed to responding officers, & they observed he didn’t appear to be carrying weapon

12:23 AM - 20 Sep 14

 

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Jason Chaffetz@jasoninthehouse
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This is not the first time Secret Service has shown too much vulnerability. There are other unreported incidents. I will continue to push.

11:37 PM - 19 Sep 14

 

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White House fence jumper reportedly made it INTO the White House. Was the door open? Seriously. It was open?

12:39 AM - 20 Sep 14

 

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A U.S. Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle hurries people to evacuate the White House complex Friday evening. Larry Downing, Reuters

Source: Jon Passantino for Buzzfeed News