Eight grader Tyler Carlin chose to honor America’s veterans with a poignant display to cap off his history class project. The young man decided to create a replica of the battlefield cross, the kind seen at military cemeteries across the country and around the world. (Daily Wire)
Carlin told Fox News that his teacher knew he would be making the replica and said it would be alright. But when Carlin showed up to his Ohio school with his project — made from a helmet, boots and a Nerf dart gun — it was promptly taken away. He also said he was given a 3-day in-school suspension.
“I just sat in a room all day. An administrator thought it was stupid that I got this, so she brought me a doughnut and played cards with me,” he said on “Fox & Friends.” His attorney, Travis Faber, is demanding the school expunge the “ridiculous” suspension from the middle school student’s record and had asked the school to delay Carlin’s suspension — to no avail.
“We are greatly concerned about the message the actions of the Celina School District will send to our community’s youth,” Faber told WTOL. “He [Tyler] should be thanked for his hard work and dedication to our veterans and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”
Further, Faber told the media outlet that an Army staff sergeant was barred from speaking on Carlin’s behalf during a school board meeting.
Celina City School Board President Carl Huber has declined most media inquiries, telling local affiliate WTOL that he wasn’t at liberty to “publicly discuss this matter.”