Juggalo Gang shirts banned in school

Juggalos OWNED in NM – Persecution mania!

Nearly two-dozen students at West Mesa High School, including some that were handcuffed, got into trouble with school administrators over T-shirts.

On Friday, students at West Mesa High School wearing T-shirts of the music group Insane Clown Posse were asked to change. Some of the band’s T-shirts depict a character carrying a hatchet.”They told us, ‘Turn your shirts inside out, take them off or you’re going. You’re leaving,‘” said student Kiki Garcia.When students resisted, school administrators said the situation turned ugly and parents had to be called. “There were a couple of aggressive kids,” said Principal Ben Santistevan. “One of them was placed in handcuffs.””They rounded us right there and some kids started getting really angry and they started handcuffing us,” said student Armando Bencomo. Bencomo said he goes to school and does his homework every day and that the T-shirts are not an indicator of any gang.Garcia said the students were trying to understand the administration’s actions.”Some of the kids were getting a little rowdy, but you know, there was nothing violent,” said Garcia. “We were just like, ‘Why?’ Just questioning, because you know, it’s just a band.”
Albuquerque Public Schools officials said each school may customize its own individual dress code policy to meet its standards.West Mesa’s dress code states that “clothing or accessories which promote profanity, violence, sex, drugs, alcohol, tobacco or gangs or that is highly disruptive or immodest will not be tolerated.” “We want to promote nonviolence on the school, and education is paramount for the kids, so at this point in time that was the reason they asked them to change shirts,” Santistevan said.Santistevan said that in the future, school administrators will look at student grades, attendance and past behavior to decide what can be worn and what can’t. He also invited parents to come talk to him to try and resolve any issues.In 2004, former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez banned Insane Clown Posse from performing again in Albuquerque after a riot took place outside of their show.

Juggalos OWNED in NM – Persecution mania!

If they wernt violent why were they hand cuffed.

2 responses to “Juggalo Gang shirts banned in school

  1. RichterBelmontLCNM

    U can thank the great state of new mexico 4 that one. I have been in a few situations where i have been at a party or 2 nd due 2 the ratio of cops verses people. ThE cops round up who they think could b a problem nd handcuff em til they get all the stories straight. Juggalos nd non juggalos alike. The new mexico state police nd all county sheriffs nd all city cops have done this to my knowledge. Cops have often been on the crooked side. Ive heard of friends gettin busted with harmless pot nd the cops take the marijuana right into there pockets along with smoking devices amongst other things of value. Nd not make any kind of report or warning. Jus stopped the kid to take his weed nd shit. Nd he wasnt a juggalo. But now he is. Ha ha ha.

  2. I’ve been in many situations where I’ve been wrongfully judged, people of higher authority tend to overreact when a question is presented to them. Just because someone is in a position of authority doesn’t make them always right nor does it give them power to disregard and condescend children who are finding their own little part of this crazy world.

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