“Another parent, from what I am told, was upset that my son was wearing his letter jacket,” says a Wichita, Kansas, mom whose special needs son was stripped of his varsity letter jacket.
East High Principal Ken Thiessen tells CNN affiliate KSNW, “We have considered it, and our decision was no. We decided that is not appropriate in our situation because it is not a varsity level competition.”
Jolinda Kelley says her son has Down syndrome and she bought him a varsity letter so he could feel more like he fit in on the basketball team. She thinks the school needs to change its position.
Thiessen posted this letter to the East High School website, Sunday.
Watch the video to find out more.