Arizona school district claims students in 'MAGA' attire harassed classmates

Officials at an Arizona high school have reportedly claimed that some students in "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) attire harassed other students at the school.

An attorney for the school district wrote in an April 8 letter to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office that, during a March 1 “Party in the USA” spirit day at Perry High School, students in clothes depicting President TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE's signature campaign slogan verbally harassed other students during lunch, the Arizona Republic reported Wednesday.


The school district's attorney, Cathleen Dooley, claimed in her letter that one student called another a “p---- liberal” and that the group in the MAGA gear was chanting “Trump."

Dooley's letter came in response to an inquiry from the Attorney General's Office, according to the Republic.

Republicans in the Arizona House last month called on the state attorney general to probe "possible free speech violations" amid reports that school staff ordered the students in the MAGA gear to change out of the clothing and accessories.

"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 GOP lawmakers wrote in a letter last month to the attorney general. 

A spokesperson for Chandler Unified School District said no students were punished for expressing their political opinions and students were not asked to put away any Trump gear other than the banner, an official told the Republic last month.

Jennifer Farris, a mother who approached school administrators following the alleged incident, said she and her attorney plan to submit their own response to the attorney general's office by the end of this week.