High School Reacts Quickly To Confiscate Yearbooks Printed With Trump Quote

The end of senior year of high school is a pretty joyous time for students as they prepare to take the next step in the game of life. One way seniors get to commemorate the occasion is by exchanging little notes with their classmates in yearbooks, but students at Richmond Early College High School in North Carolina will not get that opportunity this year. That’s because all of the yearbooks have been confiscated for a pretty shocking reason.

As the Daily Mail shares, the school took offense to one of the senior quotes in the yearbook. An unidentified student quoted President Donald Trump for her little saying, and school administrators decided that they would not ‘tolerate’ what they deemed to be ‘inappropriate conduct.’

“Build that wall,” read the student’s quote.

The student's quote came to light in the public eye when a screenshot appeared on social media. Critics were quick to pounce, and some began dubbing the state as ‘racist.’ School administrators folded up like a card table, and they quickly confiscated the 22 yearbooks that had already been distributed. The school says they are reprinting those yearbooks for the affected 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,” according to a statement from the school. “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.”

As you would expect, the reaction has been decidedly mixed to this controversy.

“When one has a negative connotation to a huge majority of the school then it's a problem,” said one student.

“When did the first amendment become inappropriate? It's pathetic that students approaching graduation are not mature enough to handle words on a page,” opined an observer.

Source: Mail Online
Photo: Richmond County Daily Journal & Facebook

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