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School Forbids Boy From Carrying ‘My Little Pony’ Lunchbox Because of Bullies

One North Carolina elementary school is nipping bullying right where it starts: victims who make themselves easy targets. At least, that’s what 9-year-old Grayson Bruce has been told. Apparently, he’s a big My Little Pony fan and he carries a lunchbox themed after the show. Or, he did, until the school told him he couldn’t bring it in anymore, because it’s a “trigger for bullies.”

Grayson has been harassed for his lunchbox. As he told Asheville ABC affiliate WLOS, bullies are “taking it a little too far, with punching me, pushing me down, calling me horrible names, stuff that really shouldn’t happen.” Well, yes, the bullies do seem to be taking it a little too far. And, apparently, the school thinks that if Grayson would just cut it out with being himself, the bullies would lay off. But Grayson’s mom, Noleen, disagrees. As she told local news, “saying a lunchbox is a trigger for bullying, is like saying a short skirt is a trigger for rape. It’s flawed logic, it doesn’t make any sense” …

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