School apologizes for censoring students’ MAGA hats out of yearbook photo

A high school in Littlestown, Pa., has apologized after the yearbook club blurred out two teenagers’ pro-Trump apparel in a yearbook photo.

“The mistake was not noticed during the editorial preview process prior to print. We apologize on behalf of the yearbook club. It is not the policy or practice of the district to improperly censor speech,” Littlestown High School said in a statement to local Fox News affiliate WPMT.

The apology comes after 16-year-old Jeremy Gebhart said he and his friend had their “Make America Great Again” hats blurred out of a yearbook photo taken during the school’s spirit week.

“I just think he wants to help our country and I think he is,” Gebhart said of wearing the hat to support President Trump. “They, like, blurred our hats out.”

Gebhart’s mother Lorraine Gebhart told reporters she was “infuriated” and felt her son’s “First Amendment rights” were ignored.

The incident is one of the numerous recent cases on school campuses where political clothing has sparked debate. 

Last month a New Hampshire school principal received backlash for telling a student to remove her apparel supporting Trump, including a “Make America Great Again” hat and shirt, during the school’s “America Pride Day.” And in March, a bus aide in Florida was suspended for swiping a MAGA hat off a student’s head.

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19 comments

  1. So find out who did it and punish them.

  2. The school board should be forced to have the year books reprinted without the censorship and hand out the new year books to all the students. This will set a precedent and stop all these liberal educators from censoring students with conservative views. Nothing changes until someone gets punished for doing wrong, then people think twice before doing wrong, and stop the wrong doing to avoid the punishment that they assume would follow their bad deeds.

  3. That’s the way it’s done. You do the deed, then swear you didn’t know, and give an insincere apology and everything is swept under the rug. How many times have we seen the politicians do the same??

  4. “It is far easier to do a thing then apologize that to get prior consent.”
    They are lying. they did it deliberately and with malice.

  5. Surely you don’t expect us to believe you were oblivious to the blurring of the MAGA hats! Until we start suing these schools for denying us freedom of speech we can expect this type of behavior to continue and get worse.

  6. they should be fired and sued, are pervs, and dems the only ones who have rights, we should all have rights to free speech, or no one has !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. “I WILL WEAR MINE PROUDLY! I’VE BEEN ALIVE LONG ENOUGH THAT I KNOW WHO THE RACIST ARE, THE SCUM demonrats!!!” Racist wear mask(kkk…wait a minute…ANTIFA!(demonrats)) don’t wantpeople knowing who they are. I wear a “RED MAGA HAT!” I don’t need to hide my face so someone does’nt know who I am. “PROUD TO WEAR MY MAGAHAT!” If someone has a problem w/that “FLOCK YOU, COME AND GET SUM THEN”
    The DDD(DUMB DUMBER demonrats) Party started with slave owners of the south. It continued through the days of LBJ and his “Great Society”. The demonrats still own slaves, that population that sucks upthe welfare and other enhancements to sustain their lives(“YOU”) with absolutely no remorse for taking unearned welfare. demonrats are desperate to keep these programs alive and increasing to enhance their voting block and make their welfare recipients dependent on them. As LBJ(after assassinating JFK, yes demonrats did that to there OWN PARTY)said at the signing of his “Great Society” legislation, “We have now secured the N vote for the next hundred years.” In other words, he made the Black/White/Red/Yellow, and Brown Population of welfare recipients slaves to them with no way out. You say I am WHITE PRIVILEGED I am a HighSchool dropout I “GET NO HANDOUTS” and “I SUCCEEDED in this GAME CALLED LIFE” by HARD WORK and PERSEVERANCE and I have to OVERPAY for insurance to cover demonrats NON-WORKING SORRY -SSES. I raised two children one w/a Phd/MedDr and another w/MBA on a low income middleclass salary w/NO HELP FROM NO-ONE(Govt Asst)! So you no what…YOU ALL CAN KMA with your racebaiting BS get up off your SORRY -SSES and make something of yourself. break “THE demonrat STIGMA OF RACISM THEY HAVE “PUT” AMONG US!” Quit having the govt supporting you and do it yourself

    • GOD BLESS YOU SIR….WELL SAID….BRAVO……DITTO……

      I. TOO WEAR MY MAGA HAT PROUDLY…..ANYONE TRYING TO TAKE IT BETTER MAKE THEIR FIRST TRY A GOOD ONE BECAUSE THEY WON’T GET ANOTHER…..

      GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP….

      GOD BLESS OUR BELOVED AMERICA AND HER TROOPS……

    • Congratulations!
      You are AWESOME!
      Keep up the good work. Trump is doing a great job and all they want to do is
      Cause trouble. No respect four our awesome President.
      MAGA! Onward and upward Mr. President! Thank you for your service to our country.
      A Patriot Conservative!
      Donna

    • Well said brother well said

  8. YES I WEAR MINE.. ((“PROUDLY””)) EACH’AND” (EVERY DAY). I SERVED OUR COUNTRY,,AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL,, IN THE U. S. NAVY for (21) YEAR;S 11/1958 to JUL 16/ 1969 . AMEN. OD HAS BLESSED U.S. ALL,,

  9. Make the school redo all the year books. If they don’t, sue them until it hurts. This is the only way to stop this garbage!!!

  10. This is America! Fire the teacher that did it! I fought a war for this country.

  11. By the way the parents must be as bad as the schools . Our American children are free and have a right to express themselves about their country If those who destroy our history are allowed to commit crimes and get by with breaking our laws ..
    The schools do not want our children to know they are in violation of their rights . They give our children the boot while they embrace another country’s beliefs over their constitutional rights . Illegals have no rights and when America wakes up from their drunken stupor . Maybe we will take back our country from the morons who have destroyed it .

    • Well while waiting to censor me . Please remove your site and cease to send your junk to me . I am free and know my constitutional rights . And you are in violation of mine . When we get our backbones back . You cowards who sit at computers and censor Americans will cease to exist

  12. Sandra Lee Smith

    “Nice” that the school apologized after the fact, but the damage, again, as usual, is already done. Those kids were CENSORED by leftists who didn’t like their message, and that’s wrong! There was no threat, no racism, no hate, none of the listed “violations” in most locations for “speech violations” that are censored, and yet it continues to happen, but almost always only to those presenting right leaning messages. Had that been an innocuous message that suggested the NWO should go away, for example, the hue and cry would have been world wide in 2 minutes flat!

  13. We all love MAGA.

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