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High school students taunt rival by wearing ‘mug shot’ t-shirts to soccer game

Posted at 1:58 PM, Sep 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-10 13:58:27-04

MARION, Ind. — The family of an Indiana teenager is upset after students at a rival high school wore shirts to a soccer game that showed his mug shot, according to a report on

The father of the student on the shirt said his son used to play soccer for the rival school, but got in trouble with police and then transferred to a nearby school. Students and adults at his original school wore the shirts to a soccer game last week.

“I was shocked, first, and then I thought, ‘How did they get this picture?’ Because I had never even seen the picture,” father Kevin Rittenhouse said.

A school spokeswoman said the district was “disappointed” by the situation and made students take off the shirts.

The student’s father called the shirts and bad idea and said the high school rivalry was taken too far.

“Maybe if they [thought they] were being funny, you know, but that’s not the right kind of funny,” he said. “They want to brush it off like nothing happened and I think people need to know.”