School Forces Student To Remove Gun Shirt

A high school student in Connecticut was forced to remove his pro-gun T-shirt shortly after entering the building on Monday.

Matt Zingarella, 18, wore a shirt that had a picture of an assault weapon with the words "I Plead The 2nd." The phrase is an apparent reference to the Second Amendment, which is a controversial and sensitive topic currently in Connecticut.

The school officials told him it was against a dress code that Zingarella knew of prior to wearing the shirt. He said, "Well, I had read the handbook, there was nothing against it. I was expressing my beliefs through the shirt," WTNH.com reports.

He re-read the dress code while officials questioned him. The dress code reads, "Anything that...can be construed as sexually or otherwise offensive or inappropriate or that distributes or has the potential to seriously disrupt the educational process."

School officials said it was disrupting the educational process, in terms of the code.

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