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Texas Sisters In Trouble With School For Shirts Supporting Father, Paralyzed Afghanistan Veteran

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Two girls from James Master Elementary School in Converse, Texas, are in trouble after officials claimed their t-shirts, which bore logos of the non-profit Homes For Our Troops, in support of their father, Army Spc. Justin Perez-Gorda, who was paralyzed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, KENS 5 reports.

According to the station, the family recently learned they qualified for help from the organization and received t-shirts from the program on Thursday.

"This organization may build us a home that is safe for my husband to be safe in," Josie Perez-Gorda told the station.

In support, the girls, one in first grade and the other in fourth, wore the shirts to school on Friday. This, according to FOX News, violated the school's dress code because the shirts contained a logo, which are not allowed.

"We do have a standardized dress code," Judson ISD spokesperson Aubrey Chancellor told KENS 5. "We certainly support the military, but we do have to be consistent across the board when it comes to following the dress code."

CBS Houston reports that the district spokesperson claims the girls have violated the dress code before by wearing shirts without collars.

Despite the restrictions, the Perez-Gorda family believes students should be able to wear clothes that honor their parents if they are fighting for their country.