The shirt featured the quote "I will hurt you physically and metaphysically," from Si Robertson. a character from the A&E Network reality TV show, WWBT-TV, Richmond, Va. reported.
The Dinwiddie High School student, Hunter Spain, was given a choice to turn his shirt inside out or go home and change.
"If you are a 'Duck Dynasty' fan you understand the meaning of the shirt," Superintendent David Clark said. "But if you haven't watched 'Duck Dynasty' you may question if the shirt implies violence. As a school division, we would like to keep our slogans on student shirts as non-violent as possible."
The teen's mother, Edna-Jo Spain, said she was outraged by the school's action.
"For this to be considered as a threat to the school, I couldn't understand it," she said.