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District issues report on MAGA controversy at Perry High School in Gilbert

MAGA gear controversy at Perry High School in Gilbert
Posted at 5:59 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 23:01:52-04

GILBERT, AZ — A day meant to celebrate America at a Valley high school sparked a national controversy last month.

On the last day of Spirit Week at Perry High School in Gilbert, students wearing "Make America Great Again" gear were stopped by school officials.

At the request of the Attorney General's office, Chandler Unified School District lawyers responded last Monday with a 66-page report.

In the report, they include witness statements from students who attest to the animosity at the school during and after the assembly.

One girl wrote she was called "fat ghetto white girl" and other witnesses ascertain feeling attacked as &*%$ liberals by students wearing President Trump attire.

In the report, the district lawyers reiterate that, "no student on March 1 was told to remove any clothing that expressed support for President Trump." One student who was wearing as a cape a President Trump flag was told several times to remove the flag as students are '"not generally allowed to wear flags." The student was not disciplined.

The district also states the only student to face suspension from this incident was a 9th grade female who refused to identify herself when asked to do so by administrators and police.

The purpose of the Attorney General's query was to determine if students' protected constitutional rights were hindered.

A spokesperson for the Attorney General provided the redacted report from the district, but wouldn't comment further on what type of action the district will face, if any from the AG's office.