From the Portland Oregonian, Tuesday Nov. 17, 1992 Page D2: A teenager sent home from scho
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
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-
E-Mail Fredric L. Rice / The Skeptic Tank