An 11-Year-Old gets Suspended for Adding ‘bow tie’ to Pig Drawing as School Labels it Inappropriate

It's a bow tie?

An 11-year-old was suspended after school officials found her pig drawing to be inappropriate. 

The drawing in question is of a bright pink pig — with one yellow ear, a yellow tail and two red arms — standing up on its legs as it says “Hi,” as shown in a TikTok video created by mother Sierra Carter. The pig is wearing a bow tie, she said.

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Carter said her fifth-grader drew the pig during art class at Hanover-Horton Elementary, then she got a phone call from a teacher saying the bow tie was inappropriate. “A little boy had come up to her and made her aware that he thought my daughter drew boy parts on her pig project,” Carter said in a Jan. 17 TikTok.

“My daughter told the teacher right away that she drew a bow tie,” the mom said.