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School administrators at a high school in Minnesota are investigating a quote by a student who said she would like to “behead” President Trump.
The Brainerd Dispatch reports a sophomore at Brainerd High School wrote that she would like to behead Trump in the 2016-2017 yearbook.
A page in the yearbook prompted students to give their opinions on Trump, asking, “Trump 2K17-2k10? How do you feel about him?”
The featured responses from students include “I don’t like the way he comes off, he seems really rude,” “I feel like Donald is very racist and sexist and doesn’t care to give people a chance before knowing them,” and “I would like to behead him. I do not like him.”
According to the Brainerd Dispatch, students cast mock ballots in the election. Trump won with 688 votes compared to 397 for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
On Friday, Brainerd Public Schools issued a statement saying they were unaware of the students’ statements and apologized for its inclusion:
The administration of Brainerd Public Schools has been notified that the 2016-2017 high school yearbook contains highly disrespectful statements from students about political figures, including the president of the United States. The administration was previously unaware of the students' statements in the yearbook. The district does not support or otherwise endorse any disrespectful or politically based statements that are in the yearbook and apologizes for the statements that were included. While the district supports free speech, the disrespectful statements in the yearbook are contrary to the basic educational mission of the district and should not have been included in a school sponsored publication. The administration is currently investigating how this occurred and is reviewing the district's processes to ensure that this type of unacceptable situation does not occur in the future. The administration deeply regrets that the existing processes for reviewing the yearbook did not result in the removal of the inappropriate statements.
KARE 11 reports parents of students at the school they were meeting to march and “demand answers” from the administration.
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