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An elementary school in Buncombe County, N.C., banned 9-year-old Grayson Bruce from carrying his My Little Pony backpack earlier this month saying it triggered bullying.

 

Kids in the school picked on Grayson for carrying the fuzzy, blue bag with cartoon pony Rainbow Dash's face on it. One morning it got to be too much.

 

"He didn't want to get out of the car because kids were being really mean," his mom, Noreen Bruce, told USA TODAY Network. She decided to get the school counselor involved, but didn't get the help she expected.

 

"One of her suggestions was to hide it," Noreen Bruce said. "She said that if you have something like this you're asking for trouble." Later, the principal called and told her to keep the backpack at home.

 

Bruce didn't agree: "I said, 'You're missing the picture here. You're telling him that it's OK for them to make fun of him."

 

School bans 9-year-old boy's My Little Pony backpack

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...because she stands up for her kid?

 

I don't see her standing up for her kid as much as her trying to make a point and being a drama mama.

I have 4 boys. As a parent you need to be in tune to the world and guide them so that they can step out into the day and have success.

 

It's a cold cruel world out there. One screaming mommy is not going to change that.

 

I have a 12 year old boy with special needs. If it weren't for me selecting his clothes and and guiding him each morning before I send him out the door, he would get chewed up and spit out at school.

 

It is what it is.

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I don't see her standing up for her kid as much as her trying to make a point and being a drama mama.

I have 4 boys. As a parent you need to be in tune to the world and guide them so that they can step out into the day and have success.

 

It's a cold cruel world out there. One screaming mommy is not going to change that.

 

I have a 12 year old boy with special needs. If it weren't for me selecting his clothes and and guiding him each morning before I send him out the door, he would get chewed up and spit out at school.

 

It is what it is.

 

So right you are.

 

I actually agree with the school. No way the school can keep a kid from saying something to him at some point in time. best thing to do is get rid of what causes it. And apparently it was a backpack. I blame the mom for letting her BOY wear this, what did she expect. What is done at home isnt done in school. My son will play barbies at home with his sister at times(to make her happy) but in no way would he ever do that at school where his friends would see him

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