Trump shirt

Epping High School freshman Ciretta MacKenzie was told she had to cover up her Trump shirt during a school event. Epping High Principal Brian Ernest later apologized.

To the Editor: I am astonished to have read especially in a N.H. high school the administration has denied a student her 1st Amendment rights ironically on the very day of the school’s American Pride Day.

Of all days in the school calendar for the administration to trip over themselves in attempting to deny the rights of a citizen, not supporting the open and free exchange of ideas, threatening removal from a public space for expressing an opinion, and inserting their assumed privilege to restrain ideas and conversation that apparently are in disagreement of their own, of all days they choose this one.

It is further alarming especially in the Live Free or Die State that the local decision was neither ordered withdrawn nor addressed immediately with the public by the senior executive of the SAU. How is it possible to have no comment on an issue that is clearly an attack on a constitutional right?

PETER T. HANSEN

Amherst

PETER T. HANSEN

Amherst