The gatekeepers of these silly traditions need to have better insight as to why these kids participate. Who does it hurt to allow this kid to commemorate his participation and loyalty to the school? Short-sighted principal, and staff (If it's true that teachers were bothered by it.)

I get so pissed off when people who are in a position to celebrate and inspire those around them choose instead to continue to divide and weaken. I bet the students at this school are more intuitive than it's principal. The best solution the principal could come up with was to tell him to remove his jacket? I'm heartsick.