Student removed from class for ‘Hillary for Prison’ t-shirt

Maxine Yeakle displays her shirt (NBC News)
Maxine Yeakle displays her shirt (NBC News)

BOCA RATON, FL (WPTV) —  A Florida high school student was tossed out of class and threatened with suspension for wearing a shirt that says “Hillary for Prison 2016” to school.

Maxine Yeakle said she was told by Boca Raton High School administrators she did not get in trouble for wearing the shirt. Instead, she was asked to change her shirt because of the disruption it caused in class.

She says she was told to change her shirt or go to in school suspension for the rest of the day because her shirt caused a classroom disruption.

“There was a group of girls in there who started talking really loudly and kind of obnoxiously about how awful Trump supporters are and how they are all racist and saying some really ignorant things,” said Yeakle.

In the high school’s handbook, WPTV reports there is no rule that says political shirts are not allowed, but it does say that any clothes deemed potentially disruptive are prohibited.

“If you get a bad reaction, then it’s against the rules,” said Yeakle. “It’s totally ridiculous. I just think it opens up a can of worms and who is to say I’m not offended by a Hillary shirt? And why don’t they have to change?”

Yeakle’s father picked her up from school early so she did not have to serve the in-school suspension.

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