High School Principal Apologizes After Telling Student to Take Off ‘MAGA’ Hat, Cover Up Trump T-Shirt

Breitbart | 4/15/2019 | Staff
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The principal of Epping High School in Epping, New Hampshire, has apologized after telling one of his students to remove her “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hat and cover up her Trump t-shirt. The student was wearing the MAGA apparel in support of the president for the school’s “American pride day.”

Epping High School Principal Brian Ernest told student Ciretta Mackenzie to remove her MAGA hat and cover up her t-shirt that read, “Trump — Make America Great Again,” after she arrived at school wearing the MAGA apparel for “American pride day,” according to a report by Boston 25 News.

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Mackenzie says that principal Ernest had told her that her clothing was in violation of the school’s dress code policy, and that she had complied with the principal’s request by taking off her hat and borrowing a friend’s sweatshirt to cover up her t-shirt. But later on, the student said that she felt her First Amendment rights were violated.

“People need to understand that it’s okay to have different opinions,” said Mackenzie to Boston 25 News, “I wasn’t upset or mad, I was just kind of surprised, and embarrassed — it’s a shirt, you know, and it only says ‘Trump, Make America Great Again.'”

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The student added that there is nothing in the school’s dress code with regards to political apparel.

“If it said no political gear or anything, then I could understand — but it doesn’t say that, so I feel as though I’m obligated to have my own opinion, and other people can have theirs. We don’t have to agree, that’s fine,” said Mackenzie.

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