High School Student Says Teacher Ordered Him To Take Down Trump Banner At Home Before Virtual Class

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Fox News reports that a New Jersey teen was forced to take down his Trump banner during a virtual class.

“He said, ‘Anthony take the sign down right now’ and I looked up, seeing class hasn’t started yet,” the teen told NBC New York. “I was on my phone. I looked up at him and kind of just looked back down like I didn’t hear him.”

When 17-year-old Anthony Ribeiro showed up for his virtual chemistry class last week at Toms River North High School in…

Posted by NBC New York on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

When the teacher made the same request, he simply left the class.

“I waved goodbye, and I was gone,” the teen said.

The teen’s mother, Tara Jost, told NJ Advance Media the incident shocked her.“My son takes his academics very seriously, and for this teacher to kick him out of learning that day for something that was in my home…I don’t think he should’ve been kicked out of class for that,” she said.

Uhm, sorry not sorry, but just because class isn’t taking place in the teacher’s classroom does not give the teacher the right to act as though the personal bedrooms of students are a domain for which they have a say in.

Heck, I would’ve hung more Trump signs across the entire wall like wallpaper by the time the next class took place.

What’s next, telling students to remove any religious items from their homes too? You can take your bias and politely shove it.

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From Fox News:

District officials told the outlet they were addressing the incident and that Ribeiro “was not in violation of any general code of conduct or any policy specifically related to virtual learning.”

The family told the outlet that students were given instructions on behavior during virtual classes, including no pajamas and no taking part while in bed – but not about keeping political signs away from cameras.