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NORTH CAROLINA – A Harnett County high school principal has been replaced, a week after she asked a high school student to remove a jersey that bore President Donald Trump’s name on the back.
The Harnett school system on Friday announced a new principal for Harnett Central High School. The district said the change is directly related to the actions taken by former Harnett Central Principal Cindy Gordon last week in asking the student not to wear the Trump shirt.
The article goes on to state the following:
The district announced leadership changes at several of its schools, including Harnett Central, on Friday afternoon. The changes are “effective immediately,” according to the district news release.
A father tells me his son was asked by the school principal to remove this jersey during a patriotic-themed football game after people complained. Dad, a registered Democrat, says his son complied but felt humiliated. @HarnettCoSchool says it supports expression not disruptions pic.twitter.com/W9U9v2vBLF
— Tim Pulliam (@TimABC11) October 10, 2018
Below is the full press release posted on the school’s website:
October 12, 2018
Harnett County Schools announces Leadership changes
After completing its review of an event that took place at the football game at Harnett Central High School on Friday, October 5, the school district is announcing several personnel changes. Effective immediately, Ms. Catherine Jones, current principal at Harnett Primary, will serve as principal at Harnett Central High School. Ms. Calvetta Dunkins, who is currently an assistant principal at Dunn Middle School, will serve as interim principal at Harnett Primary School. Harnett County Schools leadership appreciates all the patience of families, students, and the community during this process.
Again, we want to emphasize that Harnett County Schools supports and affirms students’ rights to express themselves—including wearing clothing expressing political messages or supporting political candidates or officeholders—in ways that are not expected to disrupt school or school events.
— Howie Carr (@HowieCarrShow) October 13, 2018
#breaking Harnett Central High School Principal, Cindy Gordon, replaced after alleged incident involving a student wearing a President Trump shirt at a football game. Today at 4:45 @WRAL pic.twitter.com/eepl8pP9Jn
— Gilbert Baez (@WRALGilbert) October 12, 2018
This dad is upset the principal at Harnett Central High forced his son to remove his USA 🇺🇸 Trump shirt during a patriotic-themed football game–after receiving complaints from some people in the crowd. @HarnettCoSchool #ABC11 https://t.co/IlW6QJzYi1 pic.twitter.com/nSadtnHwO0
— Tim Pulliam (@TimABC11) October 11, 2018
“We still can’t comprehend the decision the principal made” –father of the student forced to remove Trump jersey speaks out, defends First Amendment rights pic.twitter.com/CTa1jZ1UK2
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) October 13, 2018
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