Most students would have quickly done what they were told and not said another word about it but not Addison Barnes. He fought to protect his right to free expression – and won.
Via The Daily Mail:
Student suspended for wearing pro-Trump ‘build the wall’ t-shirt wins $25,000 settlement and an apology from his principal
**Addison Barnes sued his school when he was suspended over a political t-shirt
**The 18-year-old said his first amendment rights had been infringed on
**A court ruled in his favor, issued a restraining order allowing him to wear the shirt
**On Tuesday, the school settled, agreeing to pay his legal bills and apologize
“I brought this case to stand up for myself and other students who might be afraid to express their right of center views,’ Barnes said in a statement.
“Everyone knows if a student wears an anti-Trump shirt to school, the teachers won’t think twice about it. But when I wore a pro-Trump shirt, I got suspended.
‘That’s not right.”