Saturday, June 4, 2016

Fresno School Bans 9-Year-Old from Wearing 'Make America Great Again' Hat on Campus

Nothing's permitted these days. Nothing.

And note that the Supreme Court ruled last year that students couldn't wear American flag t-shirts to school on Cinco de Mayo, since they might offend Latino students (who then might start a riot). It was a heckler's veto decision, but profoundly unfair either way.

Now there's more along the same lines. Poor kid.

At KFSN 30 News Fresno:

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- One local Trump supporter is being banned from wearing a signature Donald Trump hat to school after it began to draw tense conversations.

Logan Autry left Powers-Ginsburg Elementary School early on Thursday because school leaders said something he was wearing is causing a safety concern on campus-- his red hat.

"The vice principal came up to me and told me to take my hat off because it brings negative attention from other students. And I said no a few times and then the principal told me again and I still said no and refused," said Logan Autry.

For three days straight the third grader wore the hat to class. But each day, more and more classmates began confronting him at recess.

"I still want to keep my hat. It's not the hat that draws attention, it's just my personality that the other children do not like," said Autry.

Autry recently moved to Fresno from the foothills, he loves politics and American history.

"He knows more than I do. He knows more about this election than I know, it's kind of embarrassing. You know, like are you smarter than a third grader kinda thing. But he is just very adamant about his beliefs and his rights. He wants to be a politician that's his goal," said Angela Hoffknecht, Logan's guardian.

He already has the shirt and tie down, and practices speeches about Trump on the playground.

"I've told them his policies on illegal immigration, and our second amendment, and our first amendment and all of our amendments that need to be protected which are not going to be an amendment at all if Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders gets elected," said Autry.

Autry got his $20-- now, controversial-- hat when he skipped school to attend a Trump rally last week.

"He doesn't speak like a politician. He speaks like a normal person. He knows what this country needs."

Autry briefly met the presidential hopeful during his local stop and even got his hat autographed...