T-shirts given out by a National Guard recruiter at a high school are being banned by administrators.

The shirts, which feature the image of a soldier holding a rifle along with the National Guard logo, are being banned at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirks High School because they do not comply with the school's dress code.

Given to students last week, the shirts were banned by the RCS Central School District because the district's dress code prohibits students from wearing anything that includes a picture of a weapon.

While some parents are outraged by what they say is a lack of patriotism on the part of the district, officials say it has nothing to do with disrespecting the military, but rather not fostering an environment of violence.



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