A Pennsylvania school board explains ban on political clothing

By: | October 16, 2020

When political attire disrupts the educational process, they are deemed inappropriate to wear in school, officials at Mifflin County School District explained.

During the board of director’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Solicitor Orris Knepp described the process that led to administrators making the decision to ban all political attire.

A letter banning articles of clothing that contain political speech or that symbolize a particular viewpoint was sent out to students and parents on Oct. 1. Knepp said the policy came after the district received two separate written complaints from students within 24 hours regarding politically-motivated face masks. The complaints indicated the students felt they were being harassed and intimidated.

Both students indicated that their education was being disrupted because they felt intimidated, the solicitor explained.

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