When an Ohio student arrived at middle school with his history project, the office immediately called him in.
As soon as the principal took one look at the veterans “memorial” he created, the boy was suspended from school for three days.
When eighth grader Tyler Carlin was tasked with creating a physical representation for his history class at Celina Middle School, he decided to honor our nation’s fallen soldiers. However, after carefully constructing his monument to one of the most valuable aspects of U.S. history, his creation didn’t quite receive the response he was seeking.
After using a Nerf gun, boots, and a helmet to create a replica of the “battle cross” monument, 13-year-old Carlin was called into the principal’s office the second he walked into the school. Despite receiving his history teacher’s pre-approval, Carlin was given a 3-day in-school suspension for “bringing a look-alike weapon to school and creating a disturbance,” according to The Todd Starnes Show.
When he arrived at school, Carlin was stopped by a school official and told to leave his replica, which included a powerpoint presentation, in the administration office. He was then told that he can give his presentation without the memorial. His parents were then called and informed that their son had been suspended for 3 days for bringing the monument to school.
“This means so much to me because that was the last chance that… the military, their friends got to say goodby to them and then they had to go back out and fight,” Carlin said in an interview with FOX News. “Also, my dad’s friend is like a grandpa to me. And he, like, showed me his war stories from Vietnam… he just showed me all about that.”