Allow Grayson Bruce to bring his My Little Pony bag to school.
  • Petitioning Dr. Tony Baldwin

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Superintendent, Buncombe County Schools
Dr. Tony Baldwin

Allow Grayson Bruce to bring his My Little Pony bag to school.

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Grayson Bruce is a nine-year-old boy who likes the television cartoon, My Little Pony, a show about the magic of friendship. Grayson has unfortunately experienced anything but friendship at his school, where he is being bullied for his interest in the show. In a recent effort to address the bullying, Buncombe County Schools decided to ban Grayson from bringing his My Little Pony lunch bag to school because they deemed it a 'trigger for bullying'. 

Please sign and tell Buncombe County Schools that this decision tells Grayson that he is entirely responsible for the bullying and that is called victim blaming. Victim blaming has no place in a school's response to bullying and Grayson needs to be protected from his bullies, not held responsible for their actions.

To:
Dr. Tony Baldwin, Superintendent, Buncombe County Schools
Allow Grayson Bruce to bring his My Little Pony bag to school. Calling his lunch bag a 'bully trigger' is telling Grayson that he is entirely responsible for the bullying done to him. That is called victim blaming. Victim blaming has no place in a school's response to bullying and Grayson needs to be protected from his bullies, not held responsible for their actions.

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    • Keelan Daye LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 27 days ago

      Children shouldn't be forced to stop being themselves just because some bullies think it's not right. The bullies are the ones that need to change! It's not Graysons fault he likes My Little Pony! The fact his school are forcing him to change himself is just morally wrong, but it also has legal issues (I did my research).

      The United States Constitution's 9th Amendment (Ratified 11/15/1791) protects all rights not enumerated by the Constitution and the US signed the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which, in Article 19, states that all people have the right to Freedom of Expression, and, in this case, freedom to bring his own schoolbag of choice to his school. In this case he is being denied his Constitutional right, which is grounds for a Supreme Court case.

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    • Lauren Delara RAVENA, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      its important to express yourself, as a fellow my little pony lover i feel its stupid to be bullied for being a "Brony"

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    • joseph longacre SALYERSVILLE, KY
      • 3 months ago

      if they have to ban things like my little pony because they attract bullying, then they should ban people with mental conditions like me because we get bullied a lot as well

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    • Marlene Bryant SO. BURLINGTON, VT
      • 4 months ago

      This kind of attitude from those in charge of schools (the Superintendent) is just not acceptable, even though it was probably well meant. A more reasoned and compassionate action would be to hold the bullies responsible for their actions and let them know it is THEIR behavior that is unacceptable.

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    • Marcel Batorowicz DENVER, CO
      • 4 months ago

      Big brony, and I believe that Grayson should be able to do what he wants!

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