A Florida 5th grader was stripped of a ribbon he was given as an award for a speech he made about the history of people using religion to justify war, as school officials found the speech inappropriate.
"The concern was over the topic of mass murders," Patel Partnership School District Spokeswoman Tanya Arja told WFLA last week. "Because these are 4th and 5th graders."
The 5th grader was apparently given back the ribbon after his older brother arrived at the school to pick him up and then spoke with the assistant. Their mother, Rhonda Golob-Drake, later spent four hours on the phone discussing the situation with school and district officials.