Seventh grader Jaxon Jester of Dekalb, Georgia is making headlines after he tried to wear a shirt mocking CNN for a class field trip to the network headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The shirt (see picture below) mimicked CNN’s logo, but substituted the “C” for an “F,” and included the words “fake news network” underneath.

The school would not allow Jaxon to wear the shirt on the trip, however, and asked him to take it off if he planned to participate. The move sparked heated debate.

Jaxon’s father, Stan, is a member of the Board of Education at DeKalb County School District. In a blog post shared on his Facebook account (see below), Stan summarized the incident:

This year when the CNN tour was announced, my 7th grade son Jaxon asked me if he could purchase an FNN-Fake News Network shirt to wear for his field trip. As an advocate for the First Amendment, I agreed to his request. He picked out the shirt he wanted and ordered it from Amazon. His mother cautioned him that he might cause a controversy and needed to be prepared for that. He was fully aware of the implications of his decision and made the affirmative choice to wear his shirt.

Stan is “disappointed by the hypocrisy of the situation” and not pleased with the school’s actions.

“Some students are celebrated when they make a controversial display during the National Anthem,” Stan wrote. “My student was forced to remove his shirt because someone didn’t like it. I defend speech and expression, even if I disagree, or it makes me uncomfortable.”

The Peachtree Charter Middle School later issued an apology to the Jesters.

According to the Daily Caller, people in the town defended the school’s censorship and said the Jesters should have curbed their son’s political statement. Others, especially on social media, seemed much more supportive of Jaxon’s first amendment rights. One helpful Twitter user, Larry Josephs, even posted a link (see below) to help others find Jackson’s unique shirt.