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.