Published on Mar 22, 2014
A boy’s My Little Pony backpack was banned from school because it supposedly triggered bullying. The elementary school in North Carolina claimed that they banned the boy’s backpack because it created a disruption in the classroom. Elliot Hill and Lissette Padilla discuss the problem with punishing for the sake of protection, in this clip from the Lip News.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Grayson Bruce’s My Little Pony backpack will return, and with it may come new initiatives to prevent bullying in local schools.
Buncombe County Schools administrators met Thursday with the mother of Grayson Bruce, the 9-year-old boy who was propelled into the national spotlight this week after saying he was prevented from carrying his “My Little Pony” backpack to school because administrators told him it “triggered bullying.”