Video: Student who was suspended for pro-Trump shirt wins $25,000 lawsuit, Principal forced to…


A High School senior was prevented from wearing his pro-wall T-shirt to school for the rest of this school year.

The student was not only prevented from exercising him freedom of speech, the unhinged principal suspended him from school!

The judge has ordered Hillsboro School District in Portland’s western suburbs to pay $25,000 for attorney fees and the principal had to write an apology.


The principal of Liberty High School in Hillsboro has agreed to apologize to a student who was told to go home or cover up his “Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co.” shirt in January.

Addison Barnes, an 18-year-old senior, was suspended for wearing the shirt backing Trump’s immigration and Homeland Security policies. He then sued the high school, the principal and the Hillsboro School District, arguing they violated his First Amendment rights.

In late May, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order, essentially barring the school for the remainder of the school year from enforcing its earlier decision prohibiting Barnes from wearing the shirt.

On Tuesday, Barnes’ lawyers announced they reached a settlement with the district: Principal Greg Timmons will issue a letter of apology and the district will pay $25,000 for Barnes’ attorney fees.

“I brought this case to stand up for myself and other students who might be afraid to express their right-of-center views,” Barnes said in a statement. “Everyone knows that if a student wears an anti-Trump shirt to school, the teachers won’t think twice about it. But when I wore a pro-Trump shirt, I got suspended. That’s not right.”


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