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School bans 9-year-old boy’s ‘My Little Pony’ backpack

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BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — A 9-year-old boy has been told by his school to leave his “My Little Pony” backpack at home because it’s reportedly encouraging bullying.

According to Huffington Post, Grayson Bruce said other students picked on him and called him girly. He also said he was punched, pushed down and called names over the bag. Grayson was asked to leave the bag at home because of the attention it was getting. petition has been created, asking that Grayson be allowed to bring the backpack back to school and to crack down on bullying.

Facebook page has also been created in support of Grayson — it has more than 11,000 “likes.”


  • Amber Michele

    Yes, let’s not encourage acceptance and standing up against hate. Let’s tell them “Don’t do things to be bullied” What if this was a little black boy? Would they tell him to bleach his skin so the white kids would stop bullying him? GIVE ME A BREAK!!! This is what is wrong with our schools. Such idiots.

  • Mariah Canfield-Jones

    As a fan of My Little Pony and having guy friends who are into this, this kid should be allowed to have his backpack, truthfully, its intolerance of the school and the narrow minded children that make the problems, I’m proud of little boys who are proud to say, “I’m a Brony and so is my mommy and daddy!” It is children like these who make future cosplayers (costume play and costume designers) and if that school knows any better than they should invite more creative children into the school

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