A York County student brought a “Trump 2020” flag to class to join in “spirit week” activities at school.
But one educator decided the flag should be wrapped around the student’s neck.
What happened next was captured on video and is now going viral.
York County Educator Wraps “Trump 2020” Flag Around Student During Spirit Week
A teacher’s assistant has been caught on camera wrapping a Trump flag around a student’s head in York County, Virginia.
The video shows a growing trend among educators to take physical or administrative action against students who show support for President Trump.
The teacher was identified as a para-educator, and the video clearly shows her wrapping a “Trump 2020” flag around the student as classmates jeer.
The student brought the flag to class as part of Tabb High School’s “spirit week”.
Classmates claimed the teacher had previously attempted to take the student’s phone, but the footage was captured by another student across the room.
The community response was immediate condemnation.
When asked, one of the local residents told Norfolk’s WVEC-TV, “I don’t think any grown-up teacher, parent or anybody that’s an adult should wrap anything around kids’ face.”
“Wrapped it around his neck. Now you see the true left. You sue the school board, teacher, county and state. You can not silence the First Amendment. Take her check for the rest of her life” wrote a local resident on Facebook, Newsweek reports.
Tabb High School has since notified students, parents and teachers of the incident.
In a written statement, the York County School Division declared: “We take this matter seriously, as we do all concerns brought to our attention”.
What do you think?
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She is a bully! She should NOT try to push her political thoughts or opinions on anyone and surely should NOT BE BULLYING A CHILD! I would atleast suspend her if not fire her for good.
This is a free country for students AND TEACHERS!The teachers hate is explosive.She should be gone,now!
Melissa, I hate to be the one to break it to you but teenagers are NOT children! Teenagers are young adults! You really should look up the term sometime!
You obviously speak from the left. You can’t take away my 1st, 2nd or ANY amendments rights! YOU, as an educator are supposed to set an example for students. A good example and bullying IS NOT a good example. And last, if any employee of the school lays hands on my child, not only will I sue his/her ass, but will have them arrested for assault/battery.
This flies in the face of first amendment rights. I don’t care if you don’t agree with the kids opinion about Trump. It’s his opinion. It’s his right to express himself as an American citizen. Teachers should be encouraging free thinkers not imposing Thier beliefs on young impressionable students. The act itself is assault and should be prosocuted as such.
@ Edward Spader:
I see; they’re children when it benefits the Progressive left, and young adults when it doesn’t…
She should be fired on the spot.
Teachers should not be pushing their political views on students. She should be fired!
They push their agenda every day. Professors push the same agenda in college and YOU get to pay for that!
Amen brother and the Left Wing Radical teachers Union has been endorsing this for 50 plus years. They started in the Colleges then it crept down to the High School then to the Middle schools and has filtered all the way down to Elementary Schools. Don’t get me wrong there are some good teachers that haven’t yet taught this stuff in our elementary schools but they are becoming the minority.
This person should be fired and never allowed to work in the education system again or with children of any age again. She has shown total disregard for any other person. She should also not be allowed to collect any type of tax paid assistance when she is let go.
Why wasn’t this teacher charged with assault and hate crime tryin Lynch the student with a trump flag
This is what our modern educational system is producing
Fascist and cowards racist intimidating a student
This is what we get for not watching the percent of conservative voices in Media, Education and Hollywood
The disproportionate conservative leader voices have turned these into liberal propaganda machines that have gone 30yrs unchallenged
Charge this teacher now for assault and hate crime
This was an assault, clear and simple. Have the teacher arrested and charged with assault. I don’t understand what is confusing about the incident. No school employee is exempt from legal prosecution.
Okay, so the school is taking the matter seriously. But what are they actually doing about it? This was a criminal act. Have the police been brought in? Has she been arrested? Is this teaching assistant still in a classroom?
I’m still waiting for the Left’s “adult in the room” to appear. So far all I’ve seen are a bunch of infantile pre-schoolers dressed up as adults.
1. charge the teacher with assault and racial hate crimes
2. charge the teacher with violating the students rights of freedom of speech and expression under the US Constitution.
3. Pressure the school system to terminate the teacher and pull her license to teach.
I feel that if a student had done this, (s)he would have been marched out of the building in handcuffs. Charged with assault & battery and possibly a hate crime as well. Let’s see how this plays out…
No teacher should touch you in any way that is not offensive. She should be fired, and if not, sued.
It’s hard to understand the hatred some have for the best president we have had in years.
This teacher should not only be let go, but needs to be charged with assault and have her teaching credentials pulled. She is there to teach, if you cannot teach without bias then you are in the wrong profession. It is not your place in an educational environment to push your thoughts or beliefs into a child. Let alone put your hands in a child and wrap a flag around their neck. If the student did that to the teacher or another student they would be charged and expelled. These teachers and professors need to keep their personal opinions out of the class rooms. How would you like it if a doctor said they didn’t like what you believe so they were going to help you…etc Take action and stop this ignorance, get back to teaching what should be taught! Not you own thoughts or opinions and keep hands to yourself.
If it were my kid, I’d be down at that school choking that teacher!
She needs to be GONE! We don’t need people like that around and teaching our children.
They should make fair of this and find the school at fault for allowing this and not condemning it until the news got word of it.
The teacher should be arrested and charged with a hate crime.
Could you imagine the outcome if it were a white teacher and a black student in this same scenario???
Lastly, if the school board doesn’t hold those in charge accountable, then I hope the parents of the victim file suit against all parties involved .
Yeah, whenever I want to teach a Trump supporter whom I hate that it’s WRONG to hate, I do it by assaulting him and then walking away…. This must be some more of that left-wing tolerance that I keep hearing about but have yet to see. #BLEXIT #walkaway
Clearly a racist hate crime by the teacher. She needs to be FIRED, not moved around in the system.
This should be considered a punishable crime. Why wasn’t this reported to the police. Students should be taught to think for themselves and not what to think. Liberals think they are the only one who should have an opinion and they try to shove it down everyone else’s throat. That is what communist countries do. It is critical that we learn to form on own opinions and not be a robot.
Helping to re-elect President Trump.
Teacher’s assistant needs to be fired, charged, and sentenced to some jail time to think about her own incredible stupditiy!
This teacher should be fired immediately Also jail time as this is awful and is bullying!
The video clearly showed a lighthearted moment.
The incident should be classified as an absolute violation of the parents and the student’s civil rights and it should also carry a charge of assault in the first degree with immediate expulsion and future prosecution of the teacher.I sure am happy that was not my child.The far left in this case should be charged with a felonious\assault and tried soon.This just gives the large abundance of our awesome Virginia educators a negative mark when it should never happen.
Not only should she be fired but the parents of the student should press charges for assault. I hope WVEC TV follows up on this story.
If they REALLY took it seriously, she’d be charged with assault.