Public school tells 9-year-old: Take off your Donald Trump hat

Public school tells 9-year-old: Take off your Donald Trump hat

Donald Trump Hat
(Logan Autry wearing his hat)

Nine-year old Logan Autry is no longer allowed to wear his “Make America Great Again Hat” at school because of the “negative emotions” his peers experienced. At least, that’s the official stance of Powers-Ginsburg Elementary School in Fresno, California.

The young Donald Trump supporter recently attended a rally where he met Trump and shook his hand, and got his autograph. “He was so proud of his hat.” said his uncle.

Autry told ABC 30 Action News that “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.” He was sent home from school early on Thursday as a result.

He wore the hat for three days, but was told to take it off after more students confronted him. “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,” Autry said.

In addition to showing his support with the hat, Autry tells other students about the First Amendment, which he says gives him a right to wear the hat.

“He wants to be a politician, that’s his goal.”

“They should be able to let kids freely express themselves without the fear of being beat up or harassed or bullied,” said Logan’s uncle.