GRAND BLANC (WJRT) (09/24/19) - A Grand Blanc High School parent is upset over a T-shirt for the student section which he believes bears a Nazi symbol.
The man did not want to be identified but said the "SS" used to spell out "Student Section" on the back of the shirt looks like the Nazi symbol.
The SS was created in 1925 to guard Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. From 1929 to 1945, the SS grew from a small paramilitary unit to one of the largest and most powerful organizations in Nazi Germany.
The high school shirt was being sold to students to wear in the student section during football games. The parent said his son was offended by it and the man also found it disturbing.
"Adolf Hitler, as in German, World War II, that's all I saw. I saw it as hate," the parent said.
The parent said he reached out twice to school officials to voice his concerns. But he said school administrators did not believe there was anything offensive on the shirt because the two letters were not as long as they were on the SS symbol.
Grand Blanc Community Schools officials did not return messages seeking comment Tuesday evening.