[Ed. – So now schools themselves have become bullies who rip MAGA hats off the heads of innocent Trump supporters. Where does it end?]
Last Friday, Perry High School in Gilbert, Ariz., suspended student Logan Jones after a security officer reprimanded her as she posed for photos in a “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) sweater while holding a pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” flag. On Wednesday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent a demand letter warning of legal action unless the school dropped the suspension. The school agreed to allow Jones to return to school that day but it refused to remove the suspension from her record.
“Public schools have a duty to respect the legitimate free expression of students that the First Amendment guarantees to them,” Tyson Langhofer, ADF senior counsel and director of the Center for Academic Freedom, wrote in a statementThursday. “While it’s good that the school is allowing Logan to return to school, it isn’t acceptable that this unjust suspension will remain on her record.”
ADF will not accept this state of affairs. “As we continue discussions with the school, we are also consulting with Logan and her mother to determine what our next steps will be if the school doesn’t do the right thing and remove the suspension,” Langhofer added.