School bans 9-year-old boy's My Little Pony backpack
An elementary school in Buncombe County, N.C., banned 9-year-old Grayson Bruce from carrying his My Little Pony backpack earlier this month saying it triggered bullying.
Kids in the school picked on Grayson for carrying the fuzzy, blue bag with cartoon pony Rainbow Dash's face on it. One morning it got to be too much.
He didn't want to get out of the car because kids were being really mean, his mom, Noreen Bruce, told USA TODAY Network. She decided to get the school counselor involved, but didn't get the help she expected.
One of her suggestions was to hide it, Noreen Bruce said. She... read more