SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (TheBlaze/AP) — A Maine high school student says he was ridiculed by faculty members when he wore a red baseball cap bearing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign slogan: "Make America Great Again."
Student in pro-Trump hat sets off taunting, dialogue at South Portland High: Sophomore Connor Mullen expected… https://t.co/dx7qkGKXyz— Politics Portland (@POLSPortland) April 12, 2016
South Portland High School student Connor Mullen says he expected students to taunt him when he started wearing the hat to school three weeks ago.
"It's almost like the sign says, 'Come give me all the crap you want to give me,' because that's what I'm getting," Mullen said during a radio interview with WGAN-AM on Tuesday.
But the 16-year-old sophomore says he alerted school administrators on Friday when two adults who worked in the school made fun of him, including a teacher who allegedly said, "Thank God you can't vote."
He says an education technician took his hat and held it up in class.
Superintendent Ken Kunin tells The Portland Press Herald that administrators followed up with the two staff members.
Mullen says he'll continue to wear the hat.