Student suspended after holding up Trump sign at pep assembly
FESTUS (AP) — An eastern Missouri high school student was suspended after holding up a sign for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a pep assembly.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Festus Superintendent Link Luttrell said the discipline had nothing to do with the content of the sign.
Luttrell said there's no school rule about holding up particular signs, but students generally cannot have items at school events or in class that are "unnecessary and could distract from the current environment."
Luttrell said the discipline wasn't "an instance where anyone's freedom to express was violated at all." He said "there's a proper place for anything."