Concerned Parents
Someone Being Bullied
Female | Rogers, AR   United States
High School students bullied for wearing camouflage, parents say
Bullying Type: Emotional
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After an article ran in Rogers Heritage High School’s student newspaper, some kids have been bullied for wearing camouflage clothing, parents said.

Parents say students were bullied for wearing camo

Parents of some Rogers Heritage High School students tell 40/29 news an article about camo in a school newspaper led to bullying.
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Crissy and Shannon have a freshman daughter, who they say was made fun of in class for wearing a camouflage jacket.

“She was asked a question, if she was one of those trashy people that wear the camo because she had on a camo hoodie,” said Crissy, who along with Shannon, did not want to reveal their last names because they are worried about their daughter getting picked on even more.

In the article “50 shades of green,” one student said, “I think camo is ugly, it’s overused, it’s tacky and it makes me want to puke.” Another student said, “Personally, I think camo is tacky, but if people want to be tacky, they have that right. To each his own.”

“There’s a lot of kids that choose to wear what they wear and maybe that’s who that person is,” Shannon said.

“Part of student wear is individuality,” said Principal Karen Steen.

Steen said this was the first time she’s heard about any issues with students wearing camouflage, but she might take a closer look if students and parents come forward.

“The first thing that has to be taken care of is their safety and security,” Steen said. “And this falls into that.”

Steen also said she’s planning to sit down with the newspaper’s editors to review some of the content.

The school district policy says students can be suspended or expelled if they are caught bullying other students.





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