A California teenager was prohibited from wearing her “Make America Great Again” hat in school, so she’s suing the school district, VOX reports.
Maddie Mueller, a senior at Clovis North High School in Fresno, claims the school violated her First Amendment rights by forbidding her from wearing the hat on campus. Mueller was planning on wearing the hat as part of a demonstration by a group called the Valley Patriots, which asked members to wear MAGA gear on February 20, according to a local CBS affiliate.
The school cited the dress code, which states that students can’t wear certain logos on campus, as the reason why she couldn’t wear the hat, the news outlet reported. But Mueller claims that “MAGA” isn’t a logo, it’s a political statement.
“To my knowledge, Trump is not a logo. It’s a last name. It’s just our president, you can’t claim the president is a logo, sports team, or affiliated with any gang,” Mueller said. “How is being a patriot in trying to show pride in your country — how is that inappropriate?”
Read more at VOX.