ADF defends pro-Trump student suspended by school

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

AZ student Logan JonesA student who was suspended for wearing pro-Trump attire has been allowed to return to school but now has a school suspension on her record.

Logan Jones (pictured at left) went back to classes at Perry High School after Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter on her behalf, but the school is refusing to erase the 10-day suspension.

ADF attorney Caleb Dalton contends the suspension was unconstitutional.

"School officials need to model the First Amendment values that they're supposed to be teaching students,” he says, “and in this case we saw administrators fail to uphold those core, fundamental principles."

Dalton

Pro-Trump students wore "Make America Great Again" clothing and displayed a Trump banner on the school's "Party in the USA Day," which took place during the school's Spirit Week.

Perry High, located in Gilbert, is part of the Chandler Unified School District.

Perry High principal Dan Serrano has said he issued the suspension because Logan failed to identify herself to a school resource officer, a confrontation that started the controversy, but Dalton calls that an excuse to target her.

"And that kind of targeting is not what is allowed under the Constitution,” he tells OneNewsNow. "You can't target this expression because you disagree with it or you think it might potentially cause a disruption or something.”

The only disruption that occurred, he adds, is Jones’ day was interrupted by school administrators.

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