Principal: Trump Tombstone at Halloween Party Disrespectful - NECN

Principal: Trump Tombstone at Halloween Party Disrespectful



    Principal: Trump Tombstone at Halloween Party Disrespectful
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    A Massachusetts elementary school principal says it was disrespectful and inappropriate that a game brought in for a student Halloween party featured a tombstone with the name Don Trump on it.

    The tombstone was one of several on a game brought in by a parent for the party at West Parish Elementary on Friday. The others had joke names, like Seymour Butts and Gull E. Bull on them.

    In a letter to parents Sunday, West Parish Principal Telena Imel wrote that the game was intended to be humorous but "inappropriately brought a political agenda into what was designed to be a fun family affair."

    She wrote that some people felt uncomfortable and school is not the place for politics.

    Gloucestor Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken issued this statement regarding the Halloween party on Monday.

    "The City of Gloucester does not condone political messaging within our schools. We share the sentiments outlined in recent school administration statements and have made our expectations clear. We support the Superintendent’s Office in their efforts to provide a meaningful resolution and believe that the school administration is responding appropriately toward our community."

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