13-Year-Old Boy Suspended For Wearing A Vera Bradley Purse
"It expresses myself and I think everyone else can wear it, so I wear it as well," claims eighth-grader Skyler Davis after refusing to remove his colorful purse at school.
A 13-year-old Kansas student, Skyler Davis, was suspended from school on Wednesday, reportedly because he was wearing a Vera Bradley purse.
When the eighth-grader refused to remove it, he was sent to Assistant Principal Don Hillard's office.
"I went to the office and I refused to take it off, and they suspended me," the teen claims.
The school notified his mother, Leslie Willis, who had to come and pick up her son.
Skyler's friends and family have been extremely supportive of his right to wear the bag.
Skyler's mother claims there is no mention of purses in the student handbook.
As an act of support, two stores that sell Vera Bradley purses have offered products to Skyler. The Vera Bradley company released the following statement:
The school district has since mailed Willis a formal notification of the disciplinary action.
Willis said she was told that the suspension wouldn't be lifted until Skyler stops wearing the purse — which he says he will not do.
BuzzFeed could not reach the school for comment.