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CCSD: Staff made 'hasty, incorrect decision' regarding student's pro-gay sweatshirt

A West Ashley High School student was allegedly told by staff he could not wear this sweatshirt at school. (Source: Facebook) A West Ashley High School student was allegedly told by staff he could not wear this sweatshirt at school. (Source: Facebook)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The principal at West Ashley High School confirmed Friday staff made a "hasty, incorrect decision" in telling a student he was not allowed to wear a sweatshirt with the word "gay" on it at school earlier this week. 

A mother turned to Facebook Thursday to vent her outrage with the administration at West Ashley High School after an alleged incident involving her son. 

According to her Facebook post, staff at the high school did not approve of a sweatshirt her son was wearing, which read "Some people are GAY, get over it."

"Apparently this shirt is offensive to the administration @ #WestAshleyHS ? He was told "we dont promote that here". I'm wondering if the shirt said "Some people are straight, get over it" if it would have gotten attention. I think not. He was told not to wear it again. Great lesson you taught my son today."

Live 5 News reached out to Charleston County School District regarding the mother's claims. A district official released the following statement Friday: 

"After being made aware of the situation, the principal at West Ashley High School confirmed that a hasty, incorrect decision was made by staff. The student is free to wear the sweatshirt."

William Runyon is the principal at West Ashley High School. 

The family of the student involved in the incident has not yet responded to Live 5 News' request for comment. 

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