Students’ Pro-Trump Clothing Gets Edited Out Of Yearbook
By David Moye
A high school teacher in Wall Township, New Jersey, has been suspended after students discovered their pro-Donald Trump quotes and T-shirts had been altered or removed entirely.
On Monday, the Wall Township School District suspended the teacher “pending further disciplinary action,” according to CBS Philadelphia.
Superintendent Cheryl Dye declined to name the teacher, but the Asbury Park Press identified her as Susan Parsons.
The issue came up when junior Grant Berardo opened his yearbook expecting to see himself in the “Trump: Make America Great Again” T-shirt he had worn when posing for his yearbook photo last fall.
The shirt’s presidential message appeared in the school pics he had purchased earlier in the year but had somehow disappeared in the yearbook version.
“He was disappointed,” Grant’s father, Joseph Berardo Jr., told CNN. “This was the first election he has been interested in.”
Berardo isn’t the only teen Trump fan whose views may have been censored. Junior Wyatt Dobrovich-Fago says his Trump vest was blanked out when it appeared in the yearbook. His sister, Montana, said this Trump quote was removed from her freshman class president photo:
“I like thinking big. If you are going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.”
Grant’s dad told the New York Post he checked to see if there were any dress-code restrictions before letting his son wear his Trump T-shirt for his school picture.
He noted that one student wore a Reagan-Bush shirt in a group shot, while others posed for their class pictures in shirts promoting the New Jersey Devils and Led Zeppelin.
In previous years, students posed in Barack Obama […]