FESTUS, Mo. (KMOX) – A Festus High School student is suspended for three days after he refused to put away a Donald Trump sign at a school pep assembly.
Superintendent Dr. Link Luttrell says the sign was “potentially disruptive,” and the suspension is not because of the sign’s content, but because the student refused to obey an order to put it away.
It happened in recent days at a pep assembly attended by some 600 students.
Asked if the order to put away the sign violated the student’s Constitutional right to free speech, Luttrell responds: “There’s a time and a place for everything.”
The suspension has drawn scores of comments on Facebook, some defending the district, others accusing the school of muzzling free speech.
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