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Arizona Lawmakers Stand Up for Students Wearing ‘MAGA’ Gear in Dispute With High School

Some Arizona lawmakers are raising free-speech concerns after a group of students and parents said high school officials called on students to remove pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” gear.

The incident occurred March 1, when Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona, hosted its “Party in the USA” Spirit Day.

Heidi Jones and Jennifer Farris, the mothers of two girls in the group who wore the Trump gear, told the Arizona Republic newspaper that school officials asked students to take off their gear.

The school suspended Jones’ daughter, Logan, but a school spokesman later said that action was unrelated to the Spirit Day events.

According to Arizona Central, a spokesman for the Chandler Unified School District said that other than a Trump banner, students were “not asked to put away any Trump gear.”

But parents and students disputed that.

Principal Dan Serrano sent out an email to detail the school’s side of the story.

“The administration addressed an incident that occurred at lunch this past Friday, when students carrying political signage caused a disruption and created safety concern. The students were asked to put away the signage, and they complied,” Serrano wrote Saturday.

“However, after school ended for the day, the students unveiled the signage again in a manner that again caused concern for student safety. When the school’s resource officer asked the students to leave campus, they declined.”

Read the full story from The Daily Signal

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