Teacher Suspended After Pro-Trump Yearbook Photos Altered

Yearbook photos mysteriously changed

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A New Jersey teacher has been suspended after yearbook photos were mysteriously altered to remove pro-Donald Trump messages. According to the Associated Pressthe yearbook adviser has been suspended while an investigation goes on.

As NJ.com shares, students' t-shirts featuring pro-Trump messages like: "Trump. Make America Great Again" appear to have been photoshopped in the Wall Township High School yearbook. Superintendent Cheryl Dyer told the publication that the investigation is ongoing but there's "no evidence to suggest that students were involved" in the altering. According to parents, at least two students wore Trump shirts in their photos which were edited.

"This is just about the issue of censorship," said Joe Berardo, whose son's shirt was changed. "The kids should know that they can't be censored, unless it's rude or inappropriate. And from the teaching side of it, I think teachers have to understand that the kids don't check their rights at the door."

The father met with school officials and hopes that an amendment, like inserts or stickers to cover up the censored pages, can solve the situation.

Susan Parsons, a technology/media teacher, was the yearbook advisor. She has not commented on the incident. 


[Photo: Getty Images]



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