Skylar Davis, a pupil at Anderson County Senior-Junior School in Kansas, claims he has been wearing his colourful Vera Bradley handbag since August without a problem, until now.
His mother is livid and claims the suspension is discriminatory because girls are allowed to use handbags without punishment.
Davis was summoned to assistant principal Don Hillard’s office on Wednesday and ordered to take the bag off. He refused and was promptly suspended.
“It expresses myself and I think everyone else can wear it, so I wear it as well,” he told 10News Tampa Bay.
Skylar’s mother Leslie Willis commented: “I was a little furious, and I called the school to reverify the story, and yeah, he refused to take off his Vera Bradley bag, nothing more to it.”
Willis said she was told that the suspension wouldn’t be lifted until Skylar stopped wearing the bag, which he says he won’t do. Anderson County School District officials have not commented.Post published in: World News