A Georgia high school was forced to apologize to two students who wore “Make America Great Again” t-shirts to class. At River Ridge High School, located in Cherokee County, a teacher was caught on camera, telling two students to remove their pro-Trump gear while comparing it to the Nazi swastika.
“Just like you can’t wear a Swastika to school, you cannot use a slogan [Make America Great Again] like that,” she said on a video by Turning Points USA.
“Please go at least for this class. I don’t care what you do in other classes,” she added.
One student is heard questioning the teacher, asking if the only reason they had to remove or wear the shirts inside out is because it had “Trump” on it.
“Because it says ‘Make America Great Again,’ replied the teacher. “The neo-Nazis, I’m not saying about Trump, but the slogan.”
Yes, known Nazis such as Ronald Reagan and William Jefferson Clinton used the slogan.
The school issued the following statement (via WSB-TV):
"Her actions were wrong as the 'Make America Great Again' shirts worn by the students are not a violation of our School District dress code," a statement from the Cherokee County School District read.
The school district told Channel 2 Action News the teacher "additionally, and inappropriately, shared her personal opinion about the campaign slogan during class."
Chief communications officer Barbara P. Jacoby said the school's principal met with and apologized to the students who were the class, in addition to their families.
This isn’t the first time a teacher’s liberal bias has caused trouble. In June, a New Jersey high school in Wall Township removed the “Make America Great Again” slogan from a student wearing a Trump t-shirt for his yearbook photo. That teacher was suspended (via NY Daily News):
The yearbook advisor at a central New Jersey high school had been suspended after the President Trump logo on students’ clothing vanished from their final photo
Grant Berardo, 17, says that he was shocked to find his “Trump: Make America Great Again” shirt had lost its political message in Wall High School’s “Behind the Scenes” book for 2016-2017.
Wall Township School Superintendent Cheryl Dyer said that the district is investigating why that image, and Trump’s name on another student’s sweater vest, were wiped out.
Another student’s quotation from Trump beneath her freshman class president photo also did not make the cut.