A New Jersey high school is under investigation by the school district for allegedly removing all Trump related content from their yearbook.
The free speech infraction was first noticed by student Grant Bernardo, who wore a “Make America Great Again” t-shirt to school on picture day. When he saw his photo in the yearbook, he was rather stunned.
“I sent it to my mom and dad, just like, ‘you won’t believe this,’” Grant Bernardo told The Inquirer. “I like Trump but it’s history, too. Wearing that shirt memorializes the time.”
The other student wearing Trump gear that day originally thought it was a mistake.
“Maybe they just cropped it out and it wasn’t something I should worry about, they just did it,” Wyatt Dobrovich-Fago told WABC-TV.
However intentional tampering with the yearbook became obvious when Wyatt’s sister, Montana, had her Trump yearbook quote omitted too.
“I like thinking big, if you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big,” the quote reportedly said. “I sent it in on time, everything was good, and it wasn’t there,” Montana told WABC-TV.
Parents and others close to the school took to Twitter to criticize the suppression of basic rights.
Who are the real Nazis?? They should be forced to republish the yearbook and the person responsible fired.
— Shmeezel 🇺🇸 (@Shmooze) June 10, 2017
That is NOT free speech!!!
— VERY GRATEFUL (@Landilamb) June 10, 2017
What the hell is wrong with so many people? Who knew America is drowning in stupidity & blind hatred for everything #Trump? Obama/HER hacks!
— Maya Varma (@swargcoming) June 10, 2017
W.t.f… is wrong with our schools? This is worse than I thought. And I knew it was bad.
— Gregg (@gregg7101104) June 10, 2017
That’s a law suit waiting to happen.
— SusieQ (@Sobczaksusan) June 10, 2017
So a school IN AMERICA is editing out anything having to do with the President of AMERICA. Something seriously wrong here.
— USA USA (@fiscalconserve) June 10, 2017
School superintendent Cheryl Dyer is working hard to quell those responsible for the photoshop.
“The high school administration does not condone any censorship,” she reportedly wrote to parents of kids at the school. “The actions of the staff involved will be addressed as soon as the investigation is concluded.”
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