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School Bans Trump Hat, Boy Plans To Wear It (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Nine-year-old Logan Autry was told on June 2 that he could not wear his Make America Great Again hat, which references the campaign slogan of Donald Trump, at Powers-Ginsburg Elementary School in Fresno, California (video below).

"The vice principal came up to me and told me to take my hat off because it brings negative attention from other students," Logan told KFSN. "And I said 'no' a few times and then the principal told me again and I still said 'no' and refused."

Logan wore his hat to school for three days in a row, and found himself confronted by more and more of his classmates each day.

"They were saying they didn't like Trump, they were saying he was stupid," Logan added. "I had to explain to them what Donald Trump was actually doing."

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He left school early on June 2 because his hat allegedly caused a safety concern.

"I still want to keep my hat," Logan added. "It's not the hat that draws attention, it's just my personality that the other children do not like."

Angela Hoffknecht, the boy's guardian, told the news station: "He knows more than I do. He knows more about this election than I know, it's kind of embarrassing ... like are you smarter than a third grader kinda thing. But he is just very adamant about his beliefs and his rights. He wants to be a politician that's his goal."

Logan can be found on the playground practicing speeches about the Republican presidential candidate.

"I've told them his policies on illegal immigration, and our second amendment, and our first amendment and all of our amendments that need to be protected, which are not going to be an amendment at all if Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders gets elected," Logan asserted.

"He doesn't speak like a politician,' Logan told KFSN. "He speaks like a normal person. He knows what this country needs."

Neither Democratic presidential candidate said they would do away with any U.S. Amendments, a process that would take an act of Congress.

Logan bought his $20 hat at a Trump rally in Fresno on May 27. He skipped school to attend the rally with his uncle. Autry met Trump and got his hat autographed.

"I got to shake his hand and I felt his hair too, and it's actually real," Logan recalled. "On the TV it looks not real, but it like, has a blur but when you see it in real life it looks a lot different."

"It's my favorite hat," Logan told KSEE. "The First Amendment says I can wear my hat."

The boy's family members are encouraging him to wear other hats, but he refuses to do so.

Logan plans to keep wearing his hat until school is over on June 9.

The Fresno Unified School District said in a 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.

Sources: KFSN, KSEE / Photo Credit: KSEE via SanVic/YouTube

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