Perry High School student Logan Jones was reprimanded and suspended by a security officer for taking pictures while wearing a “Make America Great Again” red sweatshirt and holding a pro-Trump sign as part of the school’s Spirit Week. Her suspension was only dropped by the Gilbert, Arizona, high school after Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent a strongly worded demand letter threatening to sue; however, while the school complied, it refused to remove the suspension from Jones’ permanent academic record. ADF has since followed up with the school, Logan, and her mother to determine the next course of action “if the school doesn’t do the right thing.” Speech police run amok once again.
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Last Friday, Perry High School in Gilbert, Ariz., suspended student Logan Jones after a security officer reprimanded her as she posed for photos in a “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) sweater while holding a pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” flag. On Wednesday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent a demand letter warning of legal action unless the school dropped the suspension. The school agreed to allow Jones to return to school that day but it refused to remove the suspension from her record.
“Public schools have a duty to respect the legitimate free expression of students that the First Amendment guarantees to them,” Tyson Langhofer, ADF senior counsel and director of the Center for Academic Freedom, wrote in a statement Thursday. “While it’s good that the school is allowing Logan to return to school, it isn’t acceptable that this unjust suspension will remain on her record.”