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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 15, 2018

A Wayne County High School student has sued a state representative and the school district after students were instructed to wear shirts advertising the representative’s campaign on a recent trip to the state Capitol, The Nashville Post reports. The student, who filed the suit anonymously in federal court this week, alleges that “the school’s requirement that students wear clothing espousing political opinions is unconstitutional.” Byrd, who earlier this year faced calls to resign his post from fellow Republicans over accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls he coached in basketball, easily won re-election last week.