NEW JERSEY: School Alters Yearbook Photos to Remove Trump Clothing and Pro-Trump Quotes
Wall Township School officials are investigating after Trump clothing and quotes were erased from the yearbook.
One student wore a Trump T-shirt for picture day but the school yearbook blacked it out.
The yearbook also deleted the Trump quote made by the freshman class president.
A New Jersey school district is investigating why the yearbook photos of two high school students were altered to remove President Donald Trump’s name on clothing they wore.
The Wall Township district also is probing why a Trump quote submitted by the freshman class president wasn’t included under her photo while a quote by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeared under the senior class president’s photo.
One student wore a sweater vest with Trump’s name on it; another student wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Trump Make America Great Again.” But neither feature appeared in the photos published in the yearbook.
District Superintendent Cheryl Dyer told the Asbury Park Press that she was “quite disturbed by the entire situation,” noting that the school’s dress code doesn’t prevent students from expressing their political views. It wasn’t clear who altered the yearbook photos or why. The district hires a company to take the photos and print the yearbooks.