Illinois Eagle Scout suspended from high school over AK-47 T-shirt

A high school student suspended for wearing a T-shirt with a picture of an AK-47 told a school board Monday that he felt that his First Amendment rights were infringed upon when he was stopped inside the school.

The Chicago Tribune reported that Chris Borg, a senior at Hinsdale Central High School, was approached by a dean and told he could either turn the shirt inside out, wear another shirt or be suspended. He chose the suspension.

"Pictures of firearms can be found in out history textbooks, but you don't see people freaking out about that," Borg, an Eagle Scout, told the paper.

The school superintendent told the paper that the shirt, which is black and has the words "TeamAK" on it, a nod to a Kentucky armory club, is in violation of the school's dress code.

Borg hopes that the suspension is expunged from his record, and the decision will ultimately be made by the principal, the report said.

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