Hey IG Friends,
My sister was wrongfully given in school suspension at Window Rock High School for wearing this t-shirt protesting the current presidency. This is against her first and fourteenth amendment rights and goes against the Supreme court case "Tinker Vs Des Moines Independent Community School District" as well as the "Pickering vs Board of Education" case. She doesn't need this level of stress her senior year in the middle of College Applications. we're requesting that the school remove the suspension from her record as well as issue a statement of apology.
Share for Awareness and Contact the School at (928) 729 7004
If you would like to help us establish a paper trail you can also mail this letter to the School at PO Box 559 Navajo Route 12 Fort Defiance AZ 86504 ... To whom this may concern, A seventeen-year-old student by the name of, “Metteba, S. Mikki” was given In School Suspension for wearing a shirt protesting the current president’s actions which one could consider to be colonial and fascist. Minors, as established by the supreme court case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, have the right to peacefully protest within public schools, including symbolic protest such as T-shirts with depictions. This shirt does not, in itself, create a substantial disruption in a classroom environment, as it has been worn in other public spheres of education including other public high schools such as this one. This shirt also does not promote or seem to incite violence and is a matter of public concern, meaning it passes the Pickering Test, established by Pickering v. Board of Education. It is requested that the suspension be removed from “Metteba, S. Mikki”’s record, as well as an apology be issued to her and her family (in a written statement or in private) for causing unnecessary stress during her senior year at Window Rock High School, as well as during the middle of her college application process.
Awaiting a response, ... Baah ahxeeh nisin shik'é dóó diné'é'
(Thank you friends and family)