DEARBORN, Mich. -- About 15 Arab-American students at Edsel Ford High School are in trouble over a sweatshirt they had made over the holiday break.
On the back of the sweatshirt, the number 11 is made to look like the World Trade Center Towers. The school's mascot, a thunderbird, is seen flying toward the number.
Under the graphic, a tagline reads, "You can't bring us down."
The students wore the hooded sweatshirts to school Monday. They were immediately sent to the principal's office.
The sweatshirts were confiscated. Read More.
If you're wondering whether these students are in trouble for wearing T-shirts glorifying violence and terrorism, the answer is no. They had to endure a lecture, but nothing else. (After all, it might be considered "Islamophobic" to punish students for promoting terrorism.) As the Detroit News has reported:
It was determined no further disciplinary action will be taken against the students because they did immediately obey the orders to remove the shirts. Read More.
A video discussing the sweatshirt can be viewed here.