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Ariana Schechter, 603-227-6679

April 11, 2019

From Gilles Bissonnette, Legal Director at the ACLU of New Hampshire:

“We are deeply concerned about the actions of Epping High School in censoring this peaceful political speech in support of the President.  T-shirts – as well as hats, buttons, and other wearable items – are a common way for students to express their views on everything from political races to social issues.  Unfortunately, schools have a long history of trying to censor this form of peaceful expression.  Public schools should create an environment where the free exchange of ideas is fostered, not silenced.  We have submitted a public records request for more information concerning the District’s speech policies, and we trust that the District will take immediate action to protect the rights of students to engage in peaceful political speech in its schools.”