Jul 26, 2018

Oregon student suspended for wearing Trump shirt wins payout

A student in the US state of Oregon has settled a lawsuit with his school after he was suspended for wearing a shirt promoting the US-Mexico border wall. Addison Barnes, 18, alleged the school violated his free speech rights by punishing him for wearing a shirt saying: "Border Wall Construction Co". The school settled the lawsuit with a written apology and $25,000. The student, Mr Barnes, had been suspended for wearing a shirt emblazoned with the words "Donald J Trump Border Wall Construction Co.", an image of a brick wall, and beneath it, "The Wall Just Got 10 Feet Taller". "Liberty High School administration believed they could reasonably forecast that Mr Barnes' shirt might cause other students to feel unsafe and could potentially lead to walkouts, altercations, or other disruptive actions." Earlier this month in Reno, Nevada, another school district settled with a student who was told his pro-gun shirt went against the school's dress code.

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