A mother and her 9-year-old son say school officials won’t let him bring a My Little Pony bag to school. The boy and his mother say he’s getting shoved around because bullies think his pick of a favorite toy is for girls.
The Huffington Post also picked up on the story, tweeting it out to its 117,000 followers on @HuffPostEdu:
The boy has since gained support around the Internet.
A Change.org petition in support of the child has several hundred signatures, and a Facebook page titled “Support For Grayson” had nearly 10,000 likes as of Friday afternoon. The page also contains supportive video messages, including one from a member of the United States Navy who identifies himself as Petty Officer Dorr.