A Georgia school district has apologized after video surfaced showing a high school teacher ordering two students to remove their “Make America Great Again” gear in class.
The math teacher “erroneously” told the two students that they weren’t allowed to wear pro-President Trump shirts in her classroom, the Cherokee County School District said in a statement Sunday.
“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,” the statement said.
“The teacher additionally – and inappropriately – shared her personal opinion about the campaign slogan during class.”
“Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower is deeply sorry that this incident happened in one of our schools,” the statement continued. “It does not reflect his expectation that all students be treated equally and respectfully by our employees.”
The video shared on social media showed the teacher comparing the ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan to a swastika and demanded the two students turn their shirts inside out.
“Because it says ‘Make America Great Again’. The neo-Nazis – I’m not saying about Trump, but the slogan,” the teacher said in the video.
When the students refused to comply, the teacher ordered them to leave the class.
Students facing harassment for wearing Trump gear has almost become routine.
Earlier this summer, several New Jersey students found their pro-Trump shirts edited out of their yearbooks.
Another student faced disciplinary action earlier this year for defending Trump in class.
“The teacher defended the other students and began lecturing me on Trump’s “hateful” rhetoric and how the other students have the right to hold those feelings,” he said.
This article was written by Jame White and first appeared on Newswars.com