Grand Island Superintendent Appeases Gun Rights Activists

April 23, 2014 Updated Apr 23, 2014 at 12:34 PM EDT

By WKBW News
By Rachel Elzufon

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April 23, 2014 Updated Apr 23, 2014 at 12:34 PM EDT

Grand Island, NY (WKBW) - Gun rights activists say they have been appeased by the Grand Island Central School District. Those at the school board meeting Tuesday night, say the Superintendent admitted that the suspension of a high school student wearing an NRA shirt was wrong.

Last month, Shane Kinney told Eyewitness News that administrators suspended him after he refused to turn his NRA shirt inside out or put duct tape over it.

At that time, administrators said Kinney violated the student's code of conduct, which states students shall not interfere with the educational process or encourage illegal or violent activities.

However, the action caused outrage nationwide.

Local activist Rus Thompson was at Tuesday night's board meeting, and says "this was a victory for both the First and the Second Amendment as far as I'm concerned."

As of Noon, the school district did not return Channel 7's request for a comment.