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Bullied Child's School Punishes HIM For My Little Pony Lunch Bag Instead Of The Bullies! Read The Infuriating Story HERE!

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What kind of values are we teaching here??

A North Carolina elementary student named Grayson Bruce is a BIG My Little Pony fan, which has resulted in him being the target of a ton of bullying. He says it's all because of his Rainbow Dash My Little Pony lunch bag!

Grayson recently spoke out during a TV interview, and here's some of what he has to deal with, in his own words:

"They're taking it a little too far, with punching me, pushing me down, calling me horrible names, stuff that really shouldn't happen."

Wouldn't you think the school would punish the bullies instead of the bullied student?

Apparently that's not the case, because Buncombe County Schools officials have BANNED Grayson from using his Rainbow Dash bag! They claim that the bag itself is the source of trouble, because it is "a trigger for bullying."

What does that even mean?? They seem to have no plans for punishing the bullies themselves — or at least making the effort in teaching them the error of their ways!

Grayson's mom, Noreen Bruce, is NOT happy with the school's response. She said:

"Saying a lunchbox is a trigger for bullying, is like saying a short skirt is a trigger for rape. It's flawed logic, it doesn't make any sense."

We absolutely agree! It makes no sense!

Noreen has started a Facebook page to launch support for her son and his right to use whatever bag he wants, and it's already garnered 16,000 likes!

Support Grayson HERE and get more information on this stunning story by watching the video (above) !!!

You'll get through this, Grayson!

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34 comments to “Bullied Child's School Punishes HIM For My Little Pony Lunch Bag Instead Of The Bullies! Read The Infuriating Story HERE!”

  1. mikeh420 says – reply to this


    A prerequisite for working at a school is hatred of kids, so of course they love them some bullies.

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    I think the bookbag would be no problem if he was in KINDERGARTEN!!! a little too old for my little pony! His ah mother should have thought of this and spared her son all the bullshit!

  3. mary says – reply to this


    I have 2 school aged children and I would never let one of my sons carry a my little pony anything at school. Its just asking for them to get tortured. What they like at home around the safety of those who love them is one thing, but it is the responsibility of the parent to set their child up for success. Young children can be cruel and not all parents make teaching their children acceptance and compassion a priority so the best you can do is raise your own child right and not make them a target.

    Its an awful double standard because that would never happen to a girl with a batman lunch pail, but it exists none the less and when children are at their most mentally vulnerable age you need to take responsibility as the parent and set boundaries for school to keep them out of the line of fire while balancing nurturing your own individual child's preferences and needs in a safe environment until they are old enough understand what to do and defend themselves.

  4. sgirl says – reply to this


    The bullies should be disciplined for this. However, the mother should show some common sense. Of course her son is going to be bullied for this and she damn well knew it before she sent him to school with that. My little pony is fine at home if that's your thing, but you are asking for it by taking it to school.

  5. Mike says – reply to this


    Guys want to be cool in school and therefor pick on the gay looking kds. Teachers should step up and put the bullies and bullied together to talk. If its not working the bullies need an asskick.

  6. 6

    Oh good gracious. He can play with his pony when he gets home. Geez.

  7. momsold says – reply to this


    for those who commit crimes, they have the criminal justice system, a system made just for bad guys..there is no justice for people trying to live every day lives..like this little guy who had a backpack he liked..the school is manned by idiots..punish the wrong doers not the victim..[its just like court, get it wrong in every way you can]

  8. mary says – reply to this


    I wish schools in general only allowed plain solid colored supplies at school. School is for education not self expression. It seems like my kids preferences change with the wind. Even if its a gender roll norm lunch box its always one step away from being uncool. Its bad enough that my oldest came home angry because my husband and I aren't divorced like all his friends parents. Out of all the stuff that can be an issue at school, supplies are one thing parents can control.

    Plus, I dont want my kid sitting in a class where a kid with a my little pony back pack is causing constant uproar. If one of my kids were bullying I'd kick their asses myself but dont punish every kid in the class.

  9. idiots says – reply to this


    Do you people not realize that there is a HUGE male following to My Little Pony? No it's not just for girls, he should be allowed to carry any kind of pack back he wants. I guess my daughter should be "banned" from carrying a Star Wars back pack because it's for BOYS? You are all idiots.

  10. @v@ says – reply to this


    Even though in an ideal world the school should stick up for him, they are so busy that they tend to ask that problematic possessions just be left at home to keep the peace. It's the path of least resistance; and chronic right fighting gets in the way of real learning.

  11. Corey says – reply to this


    this is seriously a trigger for bullying, "bronies" get a lot of hate online and in the real world. I'm not one but I've seen it.

  12. paul says – reply to this


    doesn't matter how old you are or what the topic is. if its something the kid likes guess what. that's his choice. this school is completely wrong for punishing him. Granted, I wont let my kid wear something like that either, but the fact remains, deal with the bully, not the bullied. assholes.

  13. R says – reply to this


    I was bullied in school, too, and when I stood up to the bullies or talked back, I was always the one who got punished — the bullies never did. I don't know why it's that way, but it always seems to be. My parents always told me to stand up for myself, but every time I did that, I got punished at school. It was a big source of contention in my family.

  14. Liz says – reply to this


    The reporter has a "girl's" name. Maybe we should ask him not to report anything until he changes his name!

  15. Jose Arroyo says – reply to this


    I personally think that the school made a good decision. Now I believe in doing what you feel but a boy with a My Little Pony lunchbox, that is a trigger for bullying. I go to high school, I know what can spark someone getting scolded for how they look or what they wear, I blame the mother partly for having a big kid wearing a pony with rainbows on his lunchbox.

  16. 16

    What kind of values are we teaching? That acting gay is not acceptable. We need more of this right thinking in America.

  17. beas says – reply to this


    I agree with just about everyone on here. He may be a little too old for the Pony, but if that's what he likes, so be it. However, as a mother, I wouldn't let my son take a bag like that to school either. But that is beside the fact. The school needs to punish the bullies to the fullest extent. They, and everyone else, are learning that if someone doesn't fit in its OK to bully them. That absolutely needs to be stopped!

  18. Julie says – reply to this


    Re: idiots – Kids at school deserve to be able to self express through their supplies. For example look at a folder…t's like their own little thing that they love holding their hard work and that is special to them. School has already become extremely similar to prisons in their ways of controlling the children. Besides if you raise children to all act and think and behave the same when they grow up they will be the same. Like robots just doing what they were taught and know.

  19. vjb says – reply to this


    Teachers and administrators have and use less and less common sense, guidance, and their designated power. Those with "power" have run out of adults to steal rights from, so they have moved on to children. The bullies have won and the well behaved young boy has lost. This is a poor message to many. Grayson has the freedom of speech and ownership to display whatever design he chooses. Bullies have no rights to abuse or discriminate regardless of the reason. The school administration has it completely backwards. I hope the school parents in the district bully and humiliate them.

  20. Izzy says – reply to this


    I can't believe this. My son loves my little pony, and has a rainbow dash folder. The kids teased him for it, but guess what? He KEPT his rainbow dash folder and LEARNED how to deal with superficial friends, and how to stay true to what he likes. Besides Rainbow Dash is AWESOME!!!!

  21. 21

    I would suggest that the mother should tell the local county that if they do not take action she is going to pull her son out of the school and homeschool him. i wish that had been an option for me when i was at school…

  22. Mad Dog Is Gay says – reply to this


    Re: Mad Dog – you call yourself mad dog and you're complaining about people acting gay?

  23. Mad Dog Isnt so Gay says – reply to this


    Re: beas – jesus christ nevermind i just watched it and this kid is gay as hell he's gonna have to learn that bullies are gonna bully him no matter what he likes only as long as he likes it and they don't

  24. Ann says – reply to this


    OMG! that is BS! That is exactly the logic behind the guy that says he punched his wife because she made him mad. I don't see anything wrong with a boy having MLP merchandise. Those teachers and administrators are too lazy to punish the bullies.

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  26. kandycane says – reply to this


    Way out of line with the rape thing Perez. And what mother sends her kid to school like that. Protect your child. Even I know the world is cruel

  27. Linda Perry says – reply to this


    TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS! My now 9 year old son's favorite color originally was pink - he just liked the color and the different shades of pink. I have seen grown men use something of their kids to bring something to work. I have seen little girls with Ben 10 and Ironman - what is the big deal? If My Little Pony was blue, instead of pink, would this be an issue at all? The school should be addressing with their students the boy's right to like different things, whether they are the norm or not. The bullies should be suspended for their obvious bullying. The school district is bullying this boy for his right to like something out of the box. Is the state stepping in to look at obvious HIB violations that the school and district are guilty of? (HIB is harassment, intimidation and bullying - for those who don't know).

  28. harleymutt says – reply to this


    Re: sgirl – Just like you're asking for it by wearing what someone may consider provocative clothing? You may think he is to old for mlp or it's a girl thing but it's really no one else's place to judge that and kids will never learn unless the adults teach them.

  29. Liz says – reply to this


    There are 2 sides to every story. Apparently, Grayson himself is the class bully according to parents of other children in his class. This happened near where I live, and the parents of his classmates have taken to the radio airwaves this morning claiming that Grayson is the bully.

  30. Krisjennersextapeghost says – reply to this


    Re: Liz – What a terrifying bully child with its my little poney lunch bag o0..

    Having myself experienced several injustices throughout my life, I can only stay sarcastic to such lie and gossip.
    Children are liars and their parents will be ready to do anything to avoid a just punishment to their little turd child!

    What do you think those parents will choose: To have to hire a babysitter at home during all the time their child will be punished at home? Or to encourage their own children to lie to avoid such personal expense?

  31. ericmtl says – reply to this


    He's such a bottom.

  32. Jamie says – reply to this


    It's a very fine line we, as a society, are walking. Telling our children that being different is okay but at the same time telling them they can only be different at home. I understand the need to protect our children but I also understand we can't do it all the time. They have to learn how to stick up for themselves when you can't do it for them.
    Kids today can be mean and vicious, but I still like to think that telling mine to be who he is, with no apologies, will make him more secure in the end. Leaders, power houses, geniuses didn't get there easily they just learned how to deal. When he asks me why kids are this way? The answer is always people suck sometimes and that's their problem, not yours.

  33. Jamie says – reply to this


    Re: Izzy
    Thank you for raising a son and realizing that strength of character is something to be cherished! My fave is Big Macintosh, my son is a huge Dash fan also

  34. Jenn says – reply to this


    I live down the road and have also heard he is a bully at the school. He was hitting my friends step daughter with the bag, along with the other girls in class. He was told not to bring the bag if he was going to hit people with it.