He didn’t think he had done anything wrong. However, his teacher told him to zip up the T-shirt and not wear it again as it represents a weapon.
"It's political correctness run amok," said Colton's father, Joe.
According to the school administration, Colton was not reprimanded; the teacher could have suspended him but he was only told to zip up his jacket.
His father said his son is excited about the new Star Wars movie coming out, and that the weapon depicted is fictional, just like the character it shows, and could not hurt anyone.
“He's a Boy Scout, active in church, volunteers at Brazos Bend State Park. There's not a violent bone in his body. He's just an excited kid for the movie,” he said.
Gun violence in the United States has escalated to massive proportions. Texas has the most relaxed laws concerning weapons. The state passed a bill in May 2015 that allowed open carry of guns. About 850,000 residents of Texas own a license to carry a concealed gun. The figure has apparently increased in the recent years.
Surely there’s more out there contributing toward gun violence than a T-shirt with a movie logo on it.