A math teacher at River Ridge High School in Cherokee County, Georgia told two students on Aug. 31 that they could not wear “Make America Great Again” shirts, which she compared to a Nazi swastika.
Cherokee County Schools spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby scolded the teacher in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
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.
Jacoby said the teacher also shared a personal opinion abut Trump in class, which Jacoby called inappropriate:
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower is deeply sorry that this incident happened in one of our schools. It does not reflect his expectation that all students be treated equally and respectfully by our employees.
Jacoby said the school’s principal met with and apologized to the students and their families.
Republican State Rep. Earl Ehrhart, who once wrote a bill to protect the rights of people accused of sexual crimes on college campuses, was deeply offended:
It’s just shocking – you can’t do that to kids. That’s so wrong on so many levels. That individual doesn’t need to be anywhere near a classroom ever again.