A California third-grader wishing to sport his favorite hat at school is being denied, but he isn't going down without a fight.
Logan Autry loves Donald Trump and his signed "Make America Great Again" cap, but school officials at Powers-Ginsburg Elementary School in Fresno, California, told the young boy to take it off, according to NBC affiliate KSEE.
“It’s my favorite hat,” Autry said. “The First Amendment says I can wear my hat.”
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"They told me to take my hat off because it brings negative emotions to the other children who don’t like him,” he said.
Autry was confronted by other students opposed to Trump, which triggered school officials to jump in and tell the young Trump fan to remove his cap in order to keep everyone safe, KSEE reported.
“They were saying they didn’t like Trump, they were saying he was stupid,” Autry said. “I had to explain to them what Donald Trump was actually doing.”
According to district rules, hats may be worn outside of the classroom, but must be taken off if they create a distraction, KSEE reported.
The district released the following statement:
“Our job as educators is to facilitate a safe learning environment where we encourage robust conversations of diverse and thoughts. 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.”
Autry told KSEE that he plans to keep wearing his hat despite all the controversy.