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Controversial T-Shirt or Honoring Heritage?

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San Antonio, TEXAS--

A father says he wants an apology from his son's school. The 18-year-old walked out of his San Antonio High School on Wednesday because of a dispute over his t-shirt.

Before first period was over, a teacher sent Mason Deering to the Principal's office for his confederate pride shirt. The teacher thought it was controversial.

The school's policy says anything distracting or disruptive to learning is prohibited at the principal's discretion.

While waiting for the principal, the assistant principal told Deering his shirt was racist. Mason refused to change and left the school.

Robert Deering stands by his son and says neither the shirt nor his son is racist. "We have family, Stonewall Jackson in our family, that was in the Confederate army and we're proud of that. That's part of our heritage. And that's all he's doing right now and he believes in it and I'm fine with that," said Deering.

The principal never met with Mason, but told district administrators he wouldn't have made Mason change his shirt and that he can wear the shirt in the future as long as it isn't distracting. Mason plans to wear it to school again on Monday.

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