Bullied student gets own T-shirt in Tennessee store
After an Elementary school student was bullied for a homemade University of Tennessee shirt, Volunteer nation stepped in to make it right.
The story was chronicled by Laura Snyder, a teacher at Altamonte Elementary School in Florida. Snyder was hosting a “College Colors Day” and one student designed a makeshift Tennessee shirt out of orange T-shirt and a piece of paper.
“He was SO EXCITED to show me his shirt. I was impressed that he took it one step further to make his own label. After lunch, he came back to my room, put his head on on his desk and was crying,” Snyder wrote on Facebook. Some girls at the lunch table next to his (who didn’t even participate in college colors day) had made fun of his sign that he had attached to his shirt. He was DEVASTATED.”
The teacher said she planned to get the student his very own official Tennessee Volunteers shirt but instead he got so much more.
The University of Tennessee itself decided to make their own shirt inspired by the student’s with a portion of the proceeds going to an anti-bullying campaign. The shirts were so popular that when they launched last week, the school store’s website crashed because it was unable to keep up with preorder demand.