Lowndes Student Suspended for Wearing Valdosta Sweater

By: Dontaye Carter Email
By: Dontaye Carter Email

UPDATE 10/8, 7:45 p.m., by Gabrielle Sarann--

Mark Loveday, 15, says he received a week long in-school suspension.

Loveday continued to wear his Wildcats sweatshirt to school this week, despite the controversy it's caused.

He's a Wildcats fan, whereas his mom, Keisha Moore, roots for the Vikings.

He says, he's had to report to the ISS room, during a critical time: the midterm exam period.

Moore says she's upset because her son wasn't the only student who wore Wildcats paraphernalia to school this week.

"The only person that had a problem was my teacher," said Loveday. "My classmates said they didn't mind. Football players said they didn't mind. So, I don't see how I'm disrupting people"

The Lowndes County school system says they're unavailable to comment until Monday.


Valdosta, Georgia --

On Tuesday, October 5, Keisha Moore says her son, 15-year-old Mark Loveday, showed up to school wearing a Wildcats Hoodie-Sweater.

Moore said her son was asked by the teacher to either take off the sweater or flip it inside out.

When Loveday decided not to, his mother says he was sent to In-School-Suspension.

Moore said that the school says they put him in ISS because his sweater was a distraction.

"I'm upset about it because that's what I told him also, it's just a game. I said the kids are not caring about it. I said the adults were the ones making a big deal out of it. I said if the kids don't care and your hollering it's for the kids. What's the big deal. But I was really upset about it," said Moore.

We contacted Lowndes High about the situation, but they have stated that they have no comment.

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