By AMY WEBBER
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They had spent painstaking hours making tribute T-shirts to teen idol Justin Bieber.
But a group of young girls were sent home from school this week after their outfits were branded 'gang related'.
The four teenagers had worn them to school on Friday before heading to the theatre to see Bieber’s new film, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.
When the girls showed up at school in their black T-shirts painted with ‘Bieber Crew’ security guards on duty and school officials judged the shirts to be ‘gang related’.
They were given the option of either taking the shirts off or turning them inside out.
The students of Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, New York, revealed to the website TMZ that they ‘were threatened with suspension.’
The homemade T-shirts were not viewed as a Bieber fanwear by the school and the principal called a meeting with the girls, their parents and the security guards.
One of the girl’s parents said the principal informed the group that: ‘The T-shirts were inappropriate for school because they were gang related.’
The principal went on to say that if any of the girls were seen wearing their Bieber tees at school again the offence would result in suspension.
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The parent’s seem to be none too happy with the school’s 'over the top reaction' to their daughter’s choice in clothing with one parent fuming: ‘It’s ridiculous. They are good kids who love Justin Bieber.’
Roosevelt High School is defending their stance with a representative for the school stating: ‘The students were not banned from wearing shirts displaying the image of Justin Bieber.’
The representative for the high school also says the girls are exaggerating the harshness with which they were disciplined insisting: ‘Nor were they accused of being in a gang.’
Bieber’s new film, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, arrived in theatres just in time for Valentine’s Day opening Friday across the U.S. and has already earned more than $12 million dollars.
The documentary-style film tells the story of Justin Bieber, 16, from a young boy with a musical inclination through his metamorphosis to becoming the biggest teen heart throb in the world.
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