Arizona lawmakers want attorney general to investigate Perry High School MAGA gear incident

Three students take a picture for Perry High School’s “Party in the USA” spirit day on Friday, March 1. /Photo Jennifer Farris

By Dustin Gardiner and Paulina Pineda | Arizona Republic Published

Republican state lawmakers have asked Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate a Gilbert high school where students wearing President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” attire and carrying a banner ran into problems last week.

House Majority Leader Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, authored the letter asking Brnovich to review whether Perry High School violated students’ free speech rights.

“Given that the free speech of all U.S. citizens is guaranteed in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, we ask that you, as the state’s chief legal officer, examine the facts of this case to ensure that the rights of these students were not infringed upon,” the letter states.

The letter, which was posted on Twitter Monday afternoon, was signed by 26 Republican members of the Arizona House of Representatives.





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