This happened in Oregon. The student was suspended for refusing to remove or cover up the shirt. Then he sued the school and won a huge settlement.
The FOX News Insider reports:
Student Suspended for Trump Border Wall Shirt to Get $25G and Formal Apology
An Oregon high school student who sued his school district after administrators said he couldn’t wear a pro-Trump border wall T-shirt will be given a written apology and $25,000 in a settlement…
Barnes sued his school, the Hillsboro School District and Principal Greg Timmons, claiming his First Amendment rights had been violated.
On Tuesday, Barnes’ lawyers announced they had reached a settlement with the district.
Timmons will write a letter of apology to Barnes, and the district will pay $25,000 to Barnes to cover his legal fees.
Barnes said in a statement that he brought the case “to stand up for myself and other students who might be afraid to express their right-of-center views.”
The principal released this statement:
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As an educational institution, Hillsboro School District and each of our schools supports, encourages, and celebrates free speech and reasoned debate. We also have a responsibility to ensure that each of our students feels welcome and safe in our schools so they can effectively learn. This was an instance where we were challenged to do both simultaneously and the decision landed on the side of ensuring student safety. Moving forward, we will continue to use professional discretion to meet both objectives and will actively seek ways to turn sensitive situations into learning opportunities.
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