Two Texas high school students and their teacher have been reprimanded after a skit reportedly portraying the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump outraged parents.
“The Assassination of Donald Trump,” performed last week at Marshall High School in San Antonio, featured one student making a gunfire sound effect with his cell phone as the other, portraying Mr. Trump, fell to the ground, parents told the San Antonio Express-News.
Students were required to submit descriptions of their presentations for approval by their English teacher, but the two offending students changed their skit after it was already approved, the Express-News reported.
Barry Perez, spokesman for the Northside Independent School District, said campus officials determined that the teacher did not condone the skit and ended up putting a stop to it.
Parent Harold Bean questioned why the teacher even allowed the skit to begin once she heard the title.
“Pardon my language ,but I think that it’s a bunch of B.S. if they’re going to tell you the kids were stopped,” Mr. Bean told the Express-News.
The district spokesman said “appropriate action” had been taken to reprimand both the boys and their teacher.
The parents, however, said the students should at least be suspended, citing instances where children across the country have been suspended for making gun gestures with their hands or simulating gunfire, the Express-News reported.
“Honestly, I have run out of words to describe how angry I am and how shocked I am that they’re still in school today,” Mr. Bean’s wife, Melinda, said.
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