From the Portland Oregonian, Tuesday Nov. 17, 1992 Page D2: A teenager sent home from scho

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From the Portland Oregonian, Tuesday Nov. 17, 1992 Page D2: A teenager sent home from school in Colorado CIty, Ariz., for wearing a Penguin T-shirt from this summer's "Batman Returns" movie got some support from the web-footed villain himself in the person of Danny DeVito. James Bateman, 14, was told Nov. 4 to go home and change by Colorado City School District Principal Lawrence Steed. His mother, Trudie Bateman, said Steed deemed the T-shirt inappropriate for school and claimed it also represented devil worship. Stan Rosenfield, DeVito's Los Angeles-based publicist, said Saturday the actor read about Bateman's dilemma and has sent Penguin merchandise to the teen-ager. "Danny was very upset to know that his character was being connected to devil worship," Rosenfield said. Colorado City is an isolated town of about 2,400 people on the Arizona- Utah border.

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