Montana teens wore Trump-themed 'white pride' shirts to pep rally
Two students at Polson High School in Polson, Montana were recently photographed wearing handmade "white power" and "white pride" shirts to a homecoming week "color war" activity. The shirts which displayed a confederate flag and showed support for Donald Trump have sparked outrage across the town and on the internet.
"Throughout this week we had Spirit Week, Homecoming Week. Great activities of different dress-ups throughout the week. Thursday was what we call Color Wars, which is really a class-color competition," said Polson School District Superintendent Rex Weltz.
"I'm here to tell you that as soon as the administration knew of the situation it was addressed and a couple of students were pulled in and spoke to and alleviated the concern," Weltz said.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana issued a statement in regards to the situation atPolson High School's Color Wars: "While all students have First Amendment rights, schools have the authority and the responsibility to prohibit speech that is harmful to other students, and to maintain a safe learning environment. The Confederate flag and slogan 'White Power' are symbols of hate and intolerance."
The two high school juniors are facing disciplinary action, KPAX reports.