Logan Autry is a typical nine-year-old boy, except for one glaring issue. Logan is standing up to his California public school, citing his First Amendment rights after they banned him from attending because of one particular hat that he loves to wear.
Logan was ordered to remove his hat on Thursday, but since there wasn’t anything vulgar or violent about the hat in question, Logan rightfully refused. His parents were called to pick him up at that time. On Thursday, the boy was made to leave the Powers-Ginsburg Elementary School amid controversy over his red “Make America Great Again” hat — signed by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee himself, a local ABC News affiliate reported.
Logan had worn the hat to school for several days in a row, even though his classmates picked on him and bullied him for doing so. The simple red “Make America Great Again” emblazoned hat made Logan a target, but he didn’t care and still refused to remove it.“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,”
“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,” Logan told ABC News through tears. His red Donald Trump hat has now been named as the reason for him being removed from the school.
School administrators claimed that Logan’s hat was causing them safety concerns because of the bullying against Logan, which sounds a lot like blaming the victim.
“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,” Logan said.
Logan also says he wears the hat with pride. With a love of history and politics, the only person he feels content with running the country is Donald Trump. However, the Fresno School District is backing their decision.
“Our job as educators is to facilitate a safe learning environment where we encourage robust conversations of diverse and thoughts,” the statement said. “We are proud that in this case, our school achieved that goal by allowing the student to wear his hat for several days. However, it is also our responsibility to take precautions when the discourse begins to impact our school climate and interrupt school operations.”
Logan’s last day of school is June 9, and he says he will continue to wear his hat. He refuses to comply and will not be silenced.
Logan Autry is only nine-years-old, but he understands the power of free speech is more important than offending others with a red hat, a lesson most Democrats have still not learned. His hat didn’t make him a target — the situation was caused by the lack of tolerance in the students currently being conditioned by the liberal school system.
If they can blame their actions on an inanimate object, then they can continue to look down their noses at Logan, a kid who embodies all things American. Kudos to the young man for standing up for his rights at such a young age.
H/T [Washinton Times]