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Va. student told to shed 'Duck Dynasty' T-shirt

Friday - 9/20/2013, 6:00pm  ET

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia high school student was told to change his "Duck Dynasty" T-shirt because school officials feared it might be misinterpreted as promoting violence.

The offending T-shirt showed one of the characters from the reality TV show clenching his fist with the message, "I will hurt you physically and metaphysically."

Edna-Jo Spain told WWBT-TV ( ) in Richmond her son Hunter was told Wednesday to turn the shirt inside-out or go home. He slipped into another T-shirt.

Superintendent David Clark said the shirt's message could be misinterpreted by non-viewers. He said the rural Virginia school district likes to keep messages on students' shirts "as non-violent as possible."

Set in Louisiana bayou country, "Duck Dynasty" follows a brood of brothers who manufacture duck calls and love to go bird hunting.


Information from: WWBT-TV,

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