Skylar Davis's mom, Leslie Willis, told KCTV5 the eighth grader had been bringing his colorful Vera Bradley shoulder bag to school with him every day for weeks, and isn't sure why officials at Anderson County Senior-Junior School suddenly decided to strip him of it.
"I was a little furious, and I called the school [and spoke to Hillard] to reverify the story, and yeah, he refused to take off his Vera Bradley bag, nothing more to do it," Willis told the CBS affiliate.
"I don't think everyone should be treated differently," Skylar said. "Everyone should have the same privileges."
The school has so far refused to comment on the story, but Willis says she was told her son would not be allowed back until he relents — something he isn't planning on doing any time soon.