“America’s students must be free to exercise their constitutional rights, not just learn about them.”
The case stems from multiple incidents in February 2022 and May 2022 at Tri County Middle School in Howard City, Michigan. School employees ordered two students to “remove ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ sweatshirts despite allowing students to wear apparel with other political and social messages,” the complaint alleges.
FIRE attorneys representing the students say the incidents are “part of a pattern of political favoritism by the school district.” They add that during a field day, an administrator ordered a student to stop wearing a Trump flag as a cape, but permitted students to wear gay pride flags in the same manner.
Though the phrase originated as a means for mimicking a “f*** Joe Biden” chant, the phrase “let’s go Brandon” contains no profane language. Therefore, FIRE attorneys reason, the school’s dress code barring profane clothing does not apply. Read more…