NEEDVILLE, TEXAS/ 10 SEP 2020/ Needville ISD bans all political masks following dispute over student’s Black Lives Matter mask.

SITREP: Student was suspended for writing BLM on a medical mask. Other students wore pro-Trump facemasks and were not punished. School board changed code of conduct language to prohibit all political messaging on masks or clothing.

RECOMMENDATION: Do not send your children to school with controversial advocacy messaging on their clothing. Regardless of your personal beliefs, children can become the collateral damage of emotional provocateurs.

SOURCES: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/education/article/needville-texas-black-lives-matter-mask-school-15555447.php

https://scholar.smu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=smulrforum

Notes: Banning all political messaging is the only legal standard to maintain scrutiny in courts without substantial haranguing of community leadership and litigation.