A freshman chose to wear her “MAGA” gear on Monday, which was “America pride day” as part of the school’s spirit month. She said she didn’t know it would cause a problem.
Epping High School freshman Ciretta Mackenzie chose to wear her MAGA gear on ‘America Day’ at school. She was asked to cover up her shirt by the principal, she feels she did not violate the dress code policy and believes her rights were violated @boston25 pic.twitter.com/aPTRbjXsuY— Julie Leonardi (@JulieLeonardiTV) 12 April 2019
New Hampshire teenager Ciretta Mackenzie, a freshman at Epping High School, told local news station Boston25 that her high school principal ordered her to get rid of her pro-Trump attire on Monday, which was “America Pride Day” at the school.
“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,” the mortified Mackenzie told the news station.
The principal said her Trump gear violated the school’s dress code policy, but Mackenzie countered the policy doesn’t address political clothing.
“I feel like I’m obligated to have my own opinion and other people can have theirs,” the freshman fired back. “We don’t have to agree, that’s fine.”
The school was celebrating “America Pride Day” as part of its spirit month.
Ciretta said she borrowed a friend’s sweatshirt and took off the hat, but feels like her First Amendment rights were violated.
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