AZ High School Students Say Told to Leave Campus, Face Suspension For Wearing MAGA Attire on ‘USA Day’
“we would like you to take off the merchandise and get off the campus”
A group of students at Perry High School in Arizona claim they were disrespected by school staff and even told to leave campus over their pro-Trump gear. The school was in the midst of a spirit week aimed at celebrating the USA.
Remember all the times this happened to kids wearing pro-Obama gear to school? Neither does anyone else.
Kim Powell reports at AZ Family:
Perry HS students say they were ‘disrespected’ for wearing MAGA gear on ‘USA Day’
Several students at Perry High School say they were disrespected by staff and asked to leave campus because they were wearing “Make America Great Again” attire.
Friday was the last day of “Spirit Week” at the high school and it was dubbed “Party in the USA Day.”
“We just wore all of the America stuff we had, obviously Trump is the president so we wore Trump stuff because he’s the leader of our country, right?” said sophomore Morgan Dupuis.
At least eight students in MAGA gear were brought to the office at the end of the school day. The students say they were taking pictures in their outfits and holding a President Trump flag when a resource officer approached them.
“The police officer came up and said, ‘we would like you to take off the merchandise and get off the campus,'” junior Tori Farris said.
One of the students claims a staffer couldn’t even explain the logic behind this:
“I was like, ‘isn’t Trump our president?’ and he goes, ‘yea.’ So why shouldn’t I be able to wear that for USA Day and quote-unquote all he said was, ‘I don’t have an answer to your question,'” said Dupuis.
Here’s a video report:
Parents are upset, and who can blame them?
Arizona Central reports:
Parents say students at Perry High School told to remove MAGA gear, student suspended
Parents at a Southeast Valley high school are upset after school administrators demanded their children remove clothing and accessories that touted President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” logo.
Parents say some of the kids are now facing suspensions…
The students had no trouble until the lunch hour, said Heidi Jones, a mother of one of those students.
“I feel bad for these children. I don’t agree with everything our president does or says, but I respect our country and I’ll support these kids using their freedom of speech,” she said…
Jennifer Farris, another mom with a student in the group, gave a similar account to The Arizona Republic, saying assistant principals were among those asking the students to remove the items.
Farris also drove to the school after hearing her kids were being asked to remove the clothing.
According to Farris, within four minutes of her walking into the office, she was told by school officials to leave and that she would not be allowed on campus again.
“As soon as they realized I was protecting my daughter, they were immediately rude, dismissive and told me to get off the property,” Farris said.
According to Wikipedia, this is a public school.
One of these parents might want to contact the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
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