Grant Berardo was a proud supporter of President Trump in the recent election.
In fact, he often wore a tee-shirt to school that said, “TRUMP: Make America Great Again,” lettered across the front.
Therefore, Grant was surprised to open his school yearbook recently and discovered that the lettering supporting Mr. Trump had been digitally removed from his photo.
It appeared that one of the teachers that were involved with producing the yearbook decided on her brand of censorship and removed the picture. To the school district’s credit, the teacher has been suspended.
There is nothing in our student dress code that would prevent a student from expressing his or her political views and support for a candidate for political office via appropriate clothing. Rather, I applaud students for becoming involved in politics and for participation in our democratic society.
The high school administration was not aware of and does not condone any censorship of political views on the part of our students. This includes statements that they might make or clothing with references to candidates for public office that they might wear.
— Superintendent Cheryl Dyer