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.

Comments (19)
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BanditOne
BanditOne

What would have happened if during the dark years of the Olama Presidency if a student wearing a shirt supporting that President was told to cover it up? The staff member and school would've be tagged as racist, Nazi's, etc. and the aclu would've been sueing all involved. It's just another example of the left's and democrats double standards. I hipe the principal is punished and a great deal of students wear similar shirts to ALL schools. On the other hand stunts like this are what is ensuring President Trump's re-election.

Sailor
Sailor

Hope they sue them until they cry. Nothing would have been said about an Obama shirt.

cspcapt
cspcapt

live free or die-but not in NH

PB62
PB62

President Trump is doing great things and exposing the swamp, there's going to be opposition... but THIS is unreal!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

"Open and free dialogue"....suuuure, so long as it doesn't have anything to do with our current president.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

The more the Democrats open their mouths the more they put their foot in it.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

"I want our students to be free thinkers and be able to express their opinions in a respectful manner." Apparently that doesn't apply when they support the current president, because liberals get triggered at the mere thought that he was able to defeat their candidate and get elected.

How dare this student express her American pride for supporting the president on American pride day!!!

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

That school's American Pride just went down their "gender nuetral" toilets!

Wish505
Wish505

In a lot of areas of our country our educational system has been stacked with liberals. This has been in the works for a long time. The upper educational level has been stacked for some years as many of us know as we battled our way though the university/college programs. Now they are dipping lower and hopping to manipulate he younger generation. I say PARENTS you need to become more aware of what you children are experience in schools and don't fool for the nicey nicely Billy Bob or Bobby Joe's. Deception is part of the game.

Gramercy
Gramercy

I am soo tired of this! President TRUMP..IS OUR PRESIDENT! You can't get much more patriotic than the head of the Armed Services to brag on! What the heck are we teaching our youth? Screen your thoughts so that they might not offend...UNLESS you pride yourself in OFFENDING OTHERS. What does that tell one about the school system and ITS PRIDE FACTOR in OFFENSE?

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!

Rabit1
Rabit1

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

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!

ChiefC
ChiefC

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

Woobie46
Woobie46

CIVIL SUITS MATTER!