A high school principal has lost her job after she told a student to take off his Trump jersey at a football game, or leave! She claimed the jersey was “too political” for some:
KHOU – A North Carolina school district has replaced a high school principal for asking a student to remove a jersey with “Trump” on the back.
News outlets report the Harnett County School District announced a new Harnett Central High School principal in a Friday release that said students had the right to wear “clothing expressing political messages.”
Parent Mike Collins told WTVD-TV his son wore the jersey to an Oct. 5 football game with a patriotic theme. Collins says Cindy Gordon asked the 18-year-old to remove the jersey or leave, saying it was “too political” for some attendees.
Collins family attorney Tony Buzzard said they’re pleased, but didn’t know if further action will be considered.
Not only did they fire the principal from that job, but they put out a statement affirming the right for students to wear political clothing.
What gets me was that this wasn’t even during school hours. It was at a football game where they were told to wear something patriotic. And when the principal asked the kid to take off the Trump jersey, he did. But his father, a registered Democrat, said he was completely humiliated and went home.
Here’s the earlier report on what happened and how furious the kid’s father was over this:
And they did make it right. Finally a school board that does the right thing by standing up for the right of students!