The PC police have victimized the entire senior class of a small town North Carolina high school. A senior white girl made the mistake of quoting President Donald J. Trump, which triggered the liberal school administrators.
A North Carolina high school has confiscated all its senior yearbooks and is reprinting them because it believes a white female student’s ‘build that wall’ quote was inappropriate.
Richmond Early College High School is a predominantly white public school in Hamlet, North Carolina, with 214 students.
Its staff recalled its senior yearbooks this week after a screenshot of one female student’s photograph and quote appeared on social media, sparking accusations from critics that the state is ‘racist’.
The blonde student, who beamed in her posed-for photograph wearing a string of pearls, gave the Trump campaign slogan as her quote for the book and attributed it to the president.
Teachers now say that the remark amounted to ‘inappropriate conduct’ which it would not ‘tolerate’.
It recollected the 22 yearbooks which had already been distributed among students and is reprinting them.
The decision had divided opinion among residents on social media. Some agreed with the decision while others said it infringed on the girl’s first amendment rights.
The student did not face any disciplinary action and it is not known what her new quote will be.
In a statement, Richmond County Schools said there were also ‘errors’ in the yearbooks which had been put together by students.
‘Earlier this week, it was discovered by school administration that Richmond Early College yearbooks had errors and inappropriate comments.
The principal immediately collected the distributed yearbooks.
‘We regret that this incident has occurred and are currently working with the yearbook’s publisher to make corrections.
‘As a district, we do not and will not tolerate inappropriate conduct toward any of our students.
‘In each situation, our goal is to provide for the well-being of all of our students and prevent recurrences of inappropriate conduct,’ it said.
Some welcomed it, claiming the quote, which refers to President Trump’s plan to construct a wall along the Mexican border, is offensive to the school’s Hispanic students.
‘When one has a negative connotation to a huge majority of the school then it’s a problem,’ said one female student.
But others accused the school of trying to censor the the girl’s beliefs.
‘When did the first amendment become inappropriate? It’s pathetic that students approaching graduation are not mature enough to handle words on a page,’ one critic said.
‘It’s a cryin’ shame that a white person can’t even quote the President in their yearbook without being called racist.
‘Funny how a few years ago all you saw was “my president is black”. What is this world coming to!’ another said.
The principal and other administrators and teachers responsible for the violation of individual rights must be punished. This story has had plenty of publicity. A conservative free speech group that specializes in lawsuits should take this one to court. Meanwhile, parents should always vote against school bond issues and against school board members who support this shredding of the Constitution.