Student says high school faculty mocked his Donald Trump hat

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Posted: Apr 12, 2016 1:10 PM

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (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.

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.

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, which reads "Make America Great Again," 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.