GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- State GOP officials are asking the state attorney general's office to look into possible free speech violations at a Gilbert high school after students say they were asked to leave campus for wearing "Make America Great Again" attire.
In a letter to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, state Republicans are asking for an investigation into possible free speech violations.
Monday morning saw protests outside of Perry High School in response to Friday's incident.
A dozen people protested outside of Perry High School Monday morning just as students were coming in to start their school day.
The protesters were seen wearing and raising flags supporting President Donald Trump.
The protest occurred just days after several Perry High School students said they attended the school's "USA spirit day" wearing "Make America Great Again" apparel and carrying a Trump flag.
Students said they were asked to remove their merchandise and get off campus.
The students added that it was because of what they were wearing and say they were being punished for their political views.
Perry High School principal Dan Serrano sent an email to parents over the weekend.
In the email, Serrano said a group of students caused a disruption at lunch and then stirred up another scene after school.
Principal Serrano said that only one student is actually facing disciplinary action and that it had nothing to do with politics.
The one student will be told of their punishment later on Monday and if they will actually be suspended.
Brnovich sent the following statement regarding the incident:
We are familiar with media reports of the incident, and have received the letter. We will comment further when we have more facts.