An eight-year-old Rhode Island boy violated his school's no-weapons policy when he made a hat to honor American troops.
David Morales is a second grade student at Tiogue School in Coventry, RI. He was assigned to make a crazy hat. David's mother, Christan, told WPRI that he decided to make a patriotic hat - one that would honor Army troops.
David glued small plastic Army figures to a camouflage hat with an American flag. But his mother said her son was not allowed to wear the hat to school. She said his teacher called and told her it was not appropriate because it had guns - and the guns violated a school ban on weapons.
Wait a sec - tiny toy soldiers are weapons?
The school reportedly told the Morales family that in spite of the hat's purpose - to honor soldiers - the hat was in violation because the toy army troops are holding tiny plastic guns.
WPRI reported that the family has decided to turn the incident into a positive learning experience - and even though the disagree with the decision - they will "respectfully obey it."