Last week, two 10th grade high school students from San Antonio performed a skit the portrayed the assassination of the future president Donald Trump which caused, as expected, outrage from the parents present.
The San Antonio Expressed-News explained that skit “The Assassination of Donald Trump” consisted of a student, dressed as Trump, that fell on the ground when his classmate plays a gunfire sound effect.
The publication also emphasized that all the skis were approved by the teacher. However, it seems, the teacher approved the change of the skit of these two students.
The spokesman for the Northside Independent School District said the two students and teacher receive “appropriate action”, which consisted basically in a reprimand and a public apology from the teacher.
Melinda Bean, like many of the other parents who saw the skit, did not agree with the school district’s decision.
“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,”
Younger children using their hands to simulate guns on the playground have been suspended, she said, and this was far worse.
Her husband, Harold Bean, also mentioned
“I don’t understand how the teacher can repeat an apology and be right there back at work on Monday morning… though we understand she is apologetic, it does not make the situation right.”
He also questioned why the teacher did not stop the skit as soon as she heard the title.
Although there some people that considered this skit harmless, the truth is that it may promote hate and anger. Unfortunately, it is not surprising that students reacted that way when the result was not as they hoped. Teachers do not teach their pupils how democracy and the election process works in the US.