Students at Marshall Middle School are saying that school officials ordered them to remove their MAGA hats.
Some students even claim that they felt “targeted” for wearing the signature hat.
Students were able to pay $1 as part of a fundraiser to wear a hat to school.
After donating $1 to the fundraiser, students were allowed to wear any hat to school and wear it throughout the day.
It’s reported that fewer than a dozen students wore MAGA hats to show their support for the President of the United States.
However, school officials suddenly changed their minds by lunch time and ordered the students to remove their MAGA hats.
More details on the growing controversy are below:
School officials claim they told students to remove the hats only because it was raising tension among other students.
Anonymous sources claim that those in MAGA hats were saying offensive things to Latino classmates.
Both the students and parents denied it.
Local Fox 5 news has more detail on the Middle School's actions:
It all started last Thursday when Teague and others said students at Marshall Middle School were allowed to donate $1 for the right to wear a hat to class. Teague’s 14-year-old son Logan, as well as fewer than a dozen of his classmates, wore hats in support of President Trump.
The students said they were asked to take them off at lunchtime before ultimately all students were asked to remove their hats. District officials said it was because the hats were causing a “substantial disruption” and “tensions between students.”
“I’m supporting our president. If that were to be a George Washington hat, I’m supporting that president. She wouldn’t tell us to take that off,” one of the students, 13-year-old David Moore, said Monday night.
But those families aren’t the only ones speaking out. A source with knowledge of the incident claims school officials had no problem with the MAGA hats until some, though not all of the students wearing them began bullying Latino classmates. The source said some students were told “go back to your country” as well as other deeply offensive remarks.
Asked whether he was aware of any bullying or discrimination at all, Joe Teague offered an emphatic “no.”
“No bullying. My son didn’t say one word to anybody,” he said. “He wore his hat in support of the President of the United States. I felt that they were just targeted.”
The students denied it too.
If bullying is the issue, then why was everyone wearing hats ordered to remove them?
Furthermore, wouldn't there be a previous record of the students bullying other students?
These are questions that parents and many in the community are asking.
Todd Starnes is one of those questioning the official narrative from the school.
While the school certainly has the right to change and implement its own policies, it's strange that it would suddenly order students to remove MAGA hats on hat day.
Todd Starnes explains why he believes the boys were targeted for their political beliefs:
“I’m supporting our president. If that were to be a George Washington hat, I’m supporting that president. She wouldn’t tell us to take that off,” 13-year-old David Moore told Fox 5 DC.
Unnamed sources told the television station that the boys had been taunting Latino students. However, school leaders did not confirm those allegations and no one was punished.
“I think it was just excuses made because they wanted to see us get in trouble because we were wearing Trump hats.”
Joe Teague says his son bullied no one. He wore his hat in support of the president and he believes as a result his son was targeted.
“I just think that whenever President Trump comes into the equation, it just explodes and people, it triggers them somehow,” Mr. Teague told Fox 5 DC.
I’ve covered far too many of these stories – pro-Trump students under attack on school campuses across the nation.
For what it’s worth, I believe the boys and I believe they were targeted simply because of their political beliefs.
There are countless well-documented cases of patriots being attacked for no reason... other than simply wearing a MAGA hat.
The video below shows a bus aide screaming at a young man to remove his Trump hat.
This is just one of many examples of harrassment, both verbal and physical, towards Trump supporters.