Mandeville, Louisiana (WLTX) - A life-long Gamecocks fans moves out of state and decides to wear her Carolina colors to school. Shouldn't be an issue right? Not so fast.
Cherokee Wix recently moved with her family from the Palmetto State to Mandeville, Louisiana.
When she wore a Gamecocks t-shirt to school recently, one of her teachers sent her to the principal's office. The front of the shirt references former quarterback Chris Smelley, and the back says "Smelley rocks, go Cocks."
The school handbook gives teachers discretion to identify offensive shirts, and Cherokee's teacher says she was offended.
Cherokee was suspended. Her mother says the girl has never been in trouble before, and believes the school is over-reacting.