Michael Kelley, has Down’s Syndrome and autism. While not a player on Wichita East High School's varsity basketball team, he participated on an extra-curricular special needs basketball team. His mother bought him a letter jacket, complete with the school's varsity letter and his name stitched in to probably let her son feel the same pride and school spirit "normal" athletes enjoy at the school.
According to the report on ksn.com, Kelley wore it to school and the school administration made him take it off and wear a sweatshirt after a parent, likely an influential member of the community, complained to the principal. The move by the school has set a small, but growing fire on social media.
As expected, comments on KSNNews' website rallied both in support for Kelley as well as approval for the school administrative action against the high school student. Twitosphere is using the hashtag #GiveThemLetters to rally viral support for Kelley.
What do you think? Should Kelley be allowed to wear his letter jacket to school?