The principal of Epping High School in Epping, New Hampshire, has apologized after telling one of his students to remove her “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hat and cover up her Trump t-shirt.
Epping High School Principal Brian Ernest told student Ciretta Mackenzie to remove her MAGA hat and cover up her t-shirt that read, “Trump — Make America Great Again,” after she arrived at school wearing the MAGA apparel for “American pride day,” according to a report by Boston 25 News.
Mackenzie says that principal Ernest had told her that her clothing was in violation of the school’s dress code policy, and that she had complied with the principal’s request by taking off her hat and borrowing a friend’s sweatshirt to cover up her t-shirt.
In February, a California high school refused to allow a teenage girl to wear a MAGA hat, claiming that it violated the school’s dress code policy, despite there being no specification in the dress code about political apparel.
Moreover, a Florida bus aide apologized last month after a school bus surveillance video captured her demanding that a middle school student remove his MAGA hat, and then physically removed the hat from the 14-year-old student’s head when he did not comply with her bizarre demand.