Two 10th graders at a San Antonio High School are under fire for staging a mock assassination of President Elect Donald Trump.
According to San Antonio.com, the students called the skit, which they performed in an English class, “The Assassination of Donald Trump.”
“One of the boys made a gunfire sound effect with his cell phone as the other boy, portraying Trump, fell to the ground in mock death,” wrote the newspaper.
The student at San Antonio’s Marshall High School who was “shot” was even dressed as Trump, said Fox News.
The students and teacher were reprimanded for the skit, but some are calling for them to face stiffer discipline, including at least suspension.
Since Trump’s election, schools throughout the country have faced a variety of incidents as election tensions spill out into educational institutions. The incidents have ranged from Pennsylania students chanting white power in hallways to a student being attacked and beaten for expressing support for Trump.
An Ohio man was charged with a crime for saying he wanted to kill Trump on Twitter.
According to The New York Daily News, calls to assassinate Trump have filled Twitter since his election.
In the San Antonio incident, the school investigated and found that the teacher, who apologized, had not condoned the skit, and instead had stopped it, said the Express News. The students were supposed to present a summary of their skit, but they deviated from their original plan, the newspaper said.
Two parents of a student who witnessed the skit, Harold and Melinda Bean, spoke out to the San Antonio media to condemn the incident. They told the San Antonio Express-News, “Honestly I have run out of words to describe how angry I am and how shocked I am that they’re still in school today.” They questioned why the teacher didn’t stop the skit after hearing the title.
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