Teacher Tries To Humiliate 12-Year-Old Boy For Supporting Trump, BIG Mistake
You read that right. A Gloucester Massitusis student was singled out by his teacher in efforts to humiliate the young man for his support of President Donald Trump. Jackson Cody says his teacher stopped a productive class discussion to chastise him for his views.
"I just feel like our country wasn't in a great place," he told WBZ-TV. "I just wanted to learn more about Donald Trump because it seemed like he was making our country rise again and become America again."
But supporting Trump isn't always the safest path to take. Then the seventh grader said the fateful moment happened.
"The teacher asked, 'Who supports Donald Trump?'" Jackson recalled to WHDH-TV. "And I was the only one to raise my hand."
He noted to WBZ that "a few kids were going to raise their hands, but then they heard the teacher say to me, 'Oh Mr. Jackson, I thought I liked you.'"
The teacher didn't stop there and accused the President of some pretty disgusting things:
"Then she asked why I support a racist and a pedophile," he noted to WHDH.
Jackson added to the station that "she also said, 'I am ashamed of any woman who voted for Donald Trump,' and I told her my mom and one of my grandmothers voted for Donald Trump."
Around this time, the other kids in the class started laughing at the 12-year-old.
"I was just upset because other kids in the class were ganging up on me, laughing at me, and she was laughing and wouldn't say anything to them," Jackson noted to WHDH.
One good thing is that Jackson's family wasn't going to just let this slide. Jackson's parents taught legal counsel from a First Amendment attorney.
Reports show that the teacher was made to apologize, but is that enough?
"We tell them to stand up for yourself and don't be afraid to speak your opinion," Jackson's father, Jay Cody told WBZ. "Their opinions are theirs; they're not our opinions. They're very well read children. They like to educate themselves on their own topics. Unfortunately they do disagree with us very often."
H/T: Hot Air