The principal of Mandarin Middle School in Jacksonville, Florida apologized to student Christopher Olsen and his mother after the 14-year-old was pulled from class and asked to change out of his “Duck Dynasty” themed shirt that was deemed to break the school’s code of conduct, reports WJXT.
The shirt featured Si Robertson, one of the cast members on the popular A&E show, and the text, “Redneck of the year.”
“One of these ladies at the school walked in and asked me why I was wearing this shirt, [and said] ‘It’s a slur,’” Olsen recounted.
After receiving a phone call from Mandarin MS Principal Debbie Smith on Thursday, Ramsey and her son were told that the shirt will not be banned from the school. The principal apologized, and Olsen can now wear the shirt whenever he wants.