5 year-old Cooper Barton defies Oklahoma City ban on non-OK tee shirts

Dangerous. Rebel. Trouble. Jeering Agitator. Devil may care, with a binkie.

Anti-Sooner kindergartner, Cooper Barton, rankled Oklahoma City bureaucrats and school administrators last week with an act so defiant, it nearly caused a disturbance. Cooper wore himself a Wolverine t-shirt.

An Oklahoma City kindergartner was forced to turn his University of Michigan shirt inside out last week because it violated a city ban on any apparel not supportive of the state’s college teams.

Cooper Barton, 5, comes from a family of Michigan fans. He went to school wearing a maize and blue shirt with “The Big House,” the nickname for Michigan’s 114,000-seat stadium, written on the front. The school principal made Cooper turn the shirt inside out due to the state policy.

Thank god for Oklahoma school officials and safety regulators (OU football fans). *bullhorn* COOPER. PUT THE AK-47 DOWN.

The rule is among many restricting clothing and dress in the city schools. It came into effect in 2005 after suggestions from a gang task force. On the list of banned items, non-Oklahoma college dress falls directly in between gang symbol haircuts and “satanic cult dress, witchcraft and related symbols.”

Cooper: “I’ll put a cap in your ass.”

Principal: “I’ll call your father.”

Cooper: “I’ll wet you, or myself.”

Principal: “You’ll do no such thing.”

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