DINWIDDIE, Va. (CBSDC) — A Virginia high school wasn’t “happy, happy, happy” with a “Duck Dynasty” t-shirt one student wore to class recently.
According to WWBT-TV, Dinwiddie High School forced Hunter Spain to remove his shirt that pictured Si Robertson with the words “I Will Hurt You Physically and Metaphysically” because it was deemed too “threatening.”
“For this to be considered a threat to the school, I couldn’t understand it,” Edna-Jo Spain, the student’s mother, told WWBT.
The school reportedly told Spain to either turn the shirt inside-out or go home to get a new one.
“I’m not going to look stupid in front of all these young ladies in the school,” the student told WWBT. “So I decided to get a different t-shirt.”
The school stands by its decision, saying the shirt could be misconstrued to those that don’t watch the popular reality show.
“If you are a ‘Duck Dynasty’ fan you understand the meaning of the shirt,” David Clark, the school’s superintendent, told WWBT. “But if you haven’t watched ‘Duck Dynasty’ you may question if the shirt implies violence. As a school division, we would like to keep our slogans on student shirts as non-violent as possible.
The Spains, who are huge fans of the show, will be taking part next year in a “Ducky Dynasty” cruise.
The reality show has been a smash hit for A&E, as the Season 4 premiere became the number one nonfiction series telecast in cable history with 11.8 million viewers.