Perry High principal responds after controversy over student MAGA gear

Mar 3, 2019 by

Two students take a picture for Perry High School's "Party in the USA" spirit day on Friday, March 1.Perry High School officials are responding after parents accused school administrators of demanding their children remove clothing and accessories promoting President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” logo.

The response was sent to parents from the school’s principal, Dan Serrano. Perry High School is located in Gilbert, but part of the Chandler Unified School District.

“I am writing to clear up misinformation circulating on social media and media, specifically that students have been disciplined for expressing their political viewpoints or wearing political attire. This is false,” Serrano said.

Serrano said students were carrying political signs that caused a disruption and created a safety concern Friday at lunch. The students initially complied when asked to put the signage away.

The principal says the trouble began after school ended, when the students brought out the signs again.

“When the school’s resource officer asked the students to leave campus, they declined. They also refused to respond to my request to provide their names and school identification when I sought to interview them,” Serrano said.

Source: Perry High principal responds after controversy over student MAGA gear

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