NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches middle school principal made the decision to have some students change their shirts after walking into a "sea of green," on Friday, April 20, known in some circles as "National Weed Day."
Angel Rivera, principal at Mike Moses Middle School, said he came to school Friday morning at 7 a.m. and saw a significant number of students wearing green. He spoke to a few students and learned they were wearing it in recognition of "Weed Day" and made the decision to have them change shirts.
April 20 is known as "National Weed Day," because of the 4/20 date, as 420 is known as the number associated with marijuana. The color green is associated with the drug.
Rivera said he made his decision and notified all parents of students wearing green before 7:30 a.m. Parents were allowed to bring their children a different shirt. The school provided shirts for students whose parents were not able to come back to the school.
Rivera said a couple parents complained, saying their children knew nothing of the marijuana reference.
"I can't discriminate between one or the other because it can cause conversations during the day," Rivera said.