The sanctity of the varsity letter jacket

In Wichita, Michael Kelley, who has Down Syndrome and autism, plays on a school’s special needs basketball team.

His mom bought the young man a varsity letter jacket like other kids wear.

The principal made him remove it.

“Another parent, from what I am told, was upset that my son was wearing his letter jacket,” Jolinda Kelley tells KSN TV.

“It’s not just my son. It’s every student that was out there last night. It’s every student that’s there on Fridays that plays their hardest and to the best of their capability regardless what that is.”


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There is, apparently, no district policy against kids wearing varsity letter jackets.