comScore

Two High School Students Reprimanded Over Skit Portraying Assassination of President-Elect Trump

trump-rallyedited-2Two tenth-grade students and their teacher at a Texas high school were reprimanded by the school district over a skit the students performed in English class that showed President-elect Donald Trump being assassinated.

According to My San Antonio, the students were required to submit their scripts to the teacher for approval. However, the teacher states that the students changed the script afterwards.

The skit, titled ‘The Assassination of Donald Trump,’ was stopped by the teacher once she saw the students using a gun shot sound effect, per Northside ISD spokesman Barry Perez.

And in a statement released by superintendent Brian Woods, noted that the skits were part of a study on Shakespeare and the teacher had no idea they were going to perform a mock assassination of Trump.

However, some parents don’t believe enough was done to either the students or the teacher. Harold and Melinda Bean told My San Antonio they are “angry” and “shocked” that the students are “still in school today.” They also said that despite the teacher’s apology, they don’t understand why she is back at work.

Recently, one person was arrested on federal charges for threatening assassination of Trump on Twitter following Trump’s election victory. Also, a journalist deleted her Twitter account last week after sending out a tweet saying “time for a presidential assassination.”

[image via screengrab]

Follow Justin Baragona on Twitter: @justinbaragona

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

Filed Under:
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. AmboTV
  7. Gossip Cop