John T. Nichols Jr. Middle School is a public middle school located in Middleborough, Massachusetts. The school serves students in grades 5-8 and is part of the Middleborough Public School District.
The school was named in honor of John T. Nichols Jr., a Middleborough resident who served in World War II and was killed in action during the Battle of the Bulge. The school’s dedication ceremony was held in September 1958.
The mission of John T. Nichols Jr. Middle School is to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that fosters academic excellence, social and emotional growth, and responsible citizenship. The school offers a range of academic programs and extracurricular activities to support student learning and development.
Some of the programs offered at John T. Nichols Jr. Middle School include math and literacy support services, a gifted and talented program, and a variety of athletic teams and clubs. The school also has a focus on technology, with a 1:1 Chromebook program for students.
Overall, John T. Nichols Jr. Middle School is committed to providing a high-quality education to all students and preparing them for success in high school and beyond.
A 12-year-old middle school student is speaking up after he said he was sent home from school for refusing to remove a conservative T-shirt that read: “There are only two genders.” The school called this shirt controversial as it was offending others. Offensive for sharing a conservative viewpoint on a shirt? Sounds silly doesn’t it?
Liam Morrison, a 7th grader at John T. Nichols Jr. Middle School in Middleborough, Mass., told the Middleborough Public Schools board during an April 13 meeting that he was removed from his gym class a few weeks prior by school staff and told to take off his shirt because people were complaining that it was making them feel unsafe.
When he refused, school staff called Morrison’s father, who was then forced to come to pick him up and take him home, the 7th grader said.
“Yes, words on a shirt made people feel unsafe. They told me that I wasn’t in trouble, but it sure felt like I was,” Morrison told the MPS board. “I was told that I would need to remove my shirt before I could return to class. When I nicely told them that I didn’t want to do that, they called my father.”
Morrison said he was told by school staff his shirt was “targeting a protected class.”
“Who is this protected class?” Morrison asked the board. “Are their feelings more important than my 1st amendment constitutional rights?”
Morrison told the board that what staff was telling him about his shirt — that it was making people around him uncomfortable — happened to be the opposite of the feedback he had been receiving from his peers that day. Morrison said that not a single student or staff approached him and told him they were bothered by his T-shirt prior to being pulled out of his gym class. Rather, Morrison insisted, several of his peers said they supported his action and said they wanted a shirt like his too.
The middle schooler also spoke of “disruptions” to his learning that he experiences on a daily basis by other students acting out in class, but frequently nothing is done.
“Why do the rules apply to one, yet not another?” Morrison asked. “I feel like these adults were telling me that it wasn’t okay for me to have an opposing view.”
Don’t you find this troubling that this is happening right here in America, What’s next..Will you STAND UP NOW and share the TRUTH with your GOD MADE MAN & WOMAN shirt or hat. We must be BOLD and stand up for our GOD given rights.