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Tuesday, 12 March 2013 15:23

Senator Green issues statement on ‘little green army men’ cupcake controversy

(TUSCOLA COUNTY) -- State Senator Mike Green of Mayville issued a statement on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the toy soldier cupcake controversy at Caro Schools, supporting the student. Last week, a 3rd grader took cupcakes topped with World War II style "little green army men" to his classmates for his 9th birthday. The cupcakes sparked a nationwide controversy when the school district required that the toy soldiers be removed before being served due to their depiction of a firearm. The school principal called the toppers "inappropriate" and "insensitive" in the wake of recent gun related tragedies. Senator Green called the actions of Caro Elementary School outrageous. He added that genuine acts of honor towards our men and women in uniform, past and present, should not be censored. Green invited the student's parents, Casey and Angela Fountain, to the state Capitol to share their cupcakes with senators and staff. Senator Green represents the 31st District, which includes Arenac, Bay, Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola counties.

Pictured: Senator Mike Green with Casey and Angela Fountain