Vera Bradley Purse Gets Teenage Boy Suspended

A Vera Bradley purse got a 13-year-old boy suspended because he refused to take it off.

In a time when sexual freedom is becoming more commonly accepted, there are still some who refuse to abandon the old ways. Likewise there are some who push the boundaries just to see what will happen.

For one teenage boy in Garnett, Kansas, he just has a preference toward a type of fashion and he happened to upset the wrong people. Skylar Davis may just miss out on part of his education just for choosing to be a little different.

The teenager told the local press, “I don’t think everyone should be treated differently. Everyone should have the same privileges…. It expresses myself and I think everyone else can wear it, so I wear it as well.”

For all we know, Skylar Davis may just have a different sense of fashion. It appears the administration at his school, Anderson County Senior-Junior School, has a very different view. To them, a boy carrying a purse is apparently offensive.

Skylar Davis had been wearing the Vera Bradley purse for months already when the issue came up. He was summoned to the Principal‘s office where Assistant Principal Don Hillard ordered him to remove the bag, and he refused. Following this, school personnel called his mother, Leslie Willis, to come and get him.

Skylar Davis’ mother was furious at this, “I called the school [and spoke to Hillard] to reverify the story, and yeah, he refused to take off his Vera Bradley bag, nothing more [to] it. … Skylar has been going to school since August with that same Vera Bradley bag on, hasn’t taken it off. What is the problem?”

She had even looked through the student handbook and seen nothing against boys carrying purses or bags of any kind.

The Kansas school has not commented on their decision to suspend Skylar Davis for wearing the Vera Bradley purse.

Even his brother, Dakota Haight, has voiced his disappointment toward the school’s decision, “I’ve seen girls wear short shorts. Why don’t they get kicked out? But then he gets kicked out for a purse? That doesn’t make sense. It’s not right.”

The school refuses to let Skylar Davis return unless he takes off the Vera Bradley purse, and the teen refuses to comply. His family believes he has every right to wear the item in question, and it’s obvious that the school does not.

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