New Jersey teen says multiple teachers told him to remove Trump 2020 banner
by Dan Lyman
A New Jersey high school student says he was ejected from an online class after a teacher ordered him to take down a Trump 2020 flag in his room.
Anthony Ribeiro, a junior at Toms River High School North, says he was at home sitting in front of his computer while his chemistry teacher was taking attendance prior to a virtual class on Oct. 8th.
“When he took attendance, he said, ‘Anthony, take down the sign right now. There’s no place in my room for politics,’” Ribeiro explained in comments to NJ Advance Media. “Then, he asked again. I just shook my head, ‘no.’”
“Then he said, ‘If you’re not going to take it down, it’s unacceptable and I’m going to have to ask you to leave the class today.’”