High School Forces Student To Cover MAGA Clothing During 'Patriotic Day'

A female student was told by her principal to cover up her MAGA clothing and hat during the school's 'patriotic day'

Epping, NH – A New Hampshire high school student said a principal told her to cover up her Make America Great Again T-shirt and hat during her school’s “patriotic day.”

Epping High School freshman Ciretta MacKenzie said the principal told her that her political clothing violated the school’s dress code policy, according to WFXT.

MacKenzie said she wore the clothing associated with President Donald Trump on Monday during the America pride day which is part of the school’s spirit month, WFXT reported.

She said she didn’t think it would be an issue to wear clothing supporting the current U.S. president.

"It’s just a shirt, and it only says Trump make America great again, it doesn’t say anything like build a wall, so I don’t get how it could be offensive, how it could be disrespectful," she said, according to WFXT.

MacKenzie borrowed a friend’s sweatshirt to cover up her MAGA shirt and she took off her hat, according to WFXT.

She checked, and said she saw nothing in the student dress code about political clothing.

Now she believes that her First Amendment rights were violated.

"If it said no political gear, I could understand why it was dress coded but it didn’t say that, so I feel like I’m obligated to have my own opinion and other people can have theirs," she said, according to WFXT. "We don’t have to agree, that’s fine."

The school district responded to the incident and said two students were asked to change what they were wearing.

"Since the event of April 8, there has been a multitude of responses, some of which have fact-based information and other responses less factual," Principal Brian Ernest wrote in the letter, according to WFXT. "I have always been respectful and sincere in my approach to promote civil discourse and free speech/expression. I want our students to be free thinkers and be able to express their opinions in a respectful manner."

Epping Superintendent Valerie McKenney also sent a letter to parents.

"The Epping School Board and Epping District’s position is that this event should not ever have taken place, and we are committed to the creation of a school environment that promotes open and free thought and dialogue," McKenney wrote, according to WFXT.

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Woobie46
Woobie46

CIVIL SUITS MATTER!

ChiefC
ChiefC

I will wager that the Principal is a left wing liberal progressive socialist America hating democrat

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Don't understand what they mean when "this event should never have taken place"...are they talking about the school's "Patriotic Day" or the episode with the hate...If the day, what's wrong with that, but the hat part, you're right about that....With all the unwarranted attacks against Trump supporters, and some we've seen at schools, I have a tendency to believe the school's actions were because of it's dislike of Trump!

Rabit1
Rabit1

That principal needs a swift kick in the head. Must be one of those liberal commie pigs.

magnumforc
magnumforc

God forbid they have a "patriotic day"! If it were a LBGTQ day nobody would complain. This country is so screwed. As it was said, no external enemy will ever destroy America, we are seeing it destroyed from within by extremists and liberalism!