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Student's 'Duck Dynasty' Shirt Too Violent For School?

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One Virginia mother was outraged when her son got in trouble at school for wearing a "Duck Dynasty" shirt featuring a popular line from the show.

Edna-Jo Spain claims a teacher at Dinwiddie High School deemed the shirt too violent and told Spain's son, Hunter, to either "turn it inside out" or go home, according to local outlet WWBT. The shirt's slogan read, "I will hurt you physically and metaphysically."

The A&E reality show, which follows the Southern, Christian, duck-hunting Roberston family, is famous for gag lines similar to the one on Hunter's shirt.

Superintendent David Clark defended the school's decision in an email to WWBT, writing, in part, "[I]f you haven't watched [the show] you may question if the shirt implies violence."

Still, Hunter's "Duck Dynasty" shirt didn't create as much of a stir as the National Rifle Association shirt Jared Marcum wore to his West Virginia school last April. When Marcum refused to remove the shirt, which depicted the NRA logo and a hunting rifle, his school sent him to a police officer. Marcum was charged with disruption and obstructing an officer, though those charges were dropped in June.