Body Art Petition
It has come to my attention that discrimination has taken
place upon me. This is due to a recent “Ruling” by our school principle Mrs. Coley.
Along with me (Spencer Yaculak) and my dedicated friend (James Cummins).We
decided to take freedom of expression onto our bodies. We drew the Buddhist
symbol (Known as the “Swastika”), which in the Buddhist culture is a symbol of
long life, tranquility, and peace. We intended to change the meaning of the
symbol (previously clouded by the Nazi party) back to its very influential
roots. Its idea is for living life in a peaceful, neutral manner, and I personally
wish to spread it meaning. After showing it to our first period teacher Mrs.
Wilson, we were promptly admitted to Mrs. Coley and forced to remove our swastikas.
Her excuse was “we don’t want writing on people’s hands”. Personally the only
way this is fair is either I be allowed to draw Swastikas on my hand, or no
one, and I mean no student or faculty, be allowed to have any form of writing
on their hands, that can be removed. I am asking all those who agree with my
proposal to sign this petition.