According to a Tuesday report, a Washington state high school student was allegedly kicked out of a Zoom class for displaying a pro-Trump flag on the wall despite warnings from the teacher to take it down.
The student is an attendee of Southridge High School in Kennewick, located in southeastern Washington, about 25 miles from the Oregon border.
The parents, who wished to remain anonymous, told KEPR CBS 19 that their child was attending an English Sports and Literature class when the incident occurred. They said their child had not seen a chat message from the instructor requesting that the flag – which read “Trump 2020 No More Bulls****” – be taken down.
The parents said their child was removed without warning. KEPR CBS 19 reported that the teacher had asked the student if they had seen the message before being removed from the class, but the student claimed to have not.
The parents told the outlet that their child had been told to remove a Trump hat during a different Zoom class. They said they understood the pro-Trump flag contained profane language but felt their child ought to be allowed to hang the flag in their own bedroom.
“It’s an unfortunate situation,” the parents said. “If they were in school this would not have happened.”
KEPR-TV News reached out to the Kennewick School District about the incident. A spokesperson for the district responded with the following statement:
"We are aware of the alleged situation. The school administrators are in the process of doing their due diligence by conducting an investigation with staff and students to get all the facts."
This is not the first time that a supporter of President Trump has been singled out for his political beliefs.
In 2018 a Trump supporter was banned from Disney World for waving a “Trump 2020” sign on splash mountain.
On a video released this week a Marshall University professor wishes for every Trump supporter to die before the election.