Son Forced to Remove ‘Trump 45’ Jersey at Football Game – UPDATE – BIG NEWS

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BIG UPDATE:

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 school’s statement:

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.

The school did not say if the principal Ms. Gordon still works for the district.

They don’t mess around. In New York, she’d get a medal. Read more here.

ORIGINAL STORY

Mike Collin’s son Matthew was forced to remove his jersey at a school football game and it left him very humiliated and hurt.

Mike Collins was fighting back tears over the way his 18-year-old son was treated during a high school football game in North Carolina. He wore a jersey given to him by a family friend which had ‘Trump 45’ printed on the back, ABC News reported

“I think any mother or father would feel like I feel,” stated Collins.

The theme during the Harnett Central High School’s football game Friday was to dress patriotically for USA America night. Trump is our President and Mr. Collins, a Democrat, said we should respect our president.

The principal asked the student to remove the shirt. The boy did and went home upset. He will no longer wear the shirt.

The father isn’t planning to sue but he did seek legal counsel and several board members reached out to say they would make it right.

When ABC local called the school, they were given the old standby excuse: “While we cannot comment on specific student issues, the Harnett County Schools supports and affirms students’ rights to express themselves. As long as the expression does not disrupt, and is not reasonably expected to disrupt, the educational mission of the school system, these rights include wearing clothing expressing political messages or supporting political candidates.”

It shouldn’t be political to have the President’s name on a shirt. In fact, his portrait should be hanging in the school.

Too bad some in the crowd were upset, but no one should be deprived of his/her  First Amendment rights because someone is offended — ever.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Well, the father absolutely should sue the school. You can bet your ass that if the kid had worn a Che Guevara shirt, they wouldn’t have ordered him to take it off. Are we really to the point where only leftist progressives have basic rights – including the “right” to deny ours?

    • Appears that is where things are at now. According to the “loser”, the same ex secretary of state, one of the highest offices in the USA, requiring TOP security clearance, who was too stupid, by her own admittance to know that “C” on official documents meant CONFIDENTIAL/CLASSIFIED, the left WILL NOT be civil unless they WIN!!! Take a step back and analyse that if you may!!!

  2. I can’t believe how STUPID the leftists have become. He is the president of the entire United States and that’s not even a case of free speech. However forcing him to remove it is hate.

  3. Prince sang “Purple Rain”, and I sing “make pink mist for mommy”….libtards…..lol…hehehe

  4. Stupid yes but even more so IGNORANT. When will the people come to the realization that they are being played for ‘dolts’ by the ‘left’ and the corrupted mainstream media???

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