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Students not involved in altering pro-Trump photos

Students not involved in altering pro-Trump photos

Dyer, the superintendent, previously said in a statement, "Two parents have notified the school district of ways in which the attire of their children was altered in yearbook photos".

Grant Berardo, a junior, was wearing a shirt emblazoned with the bold "TRUMP: Make America Great Again" when his photo was taken but the campaign message had been digitally removed from the yearbook. The boy wore a sweater vest with a Trump logo, while his sister- the President of Wall H.S.'s freshman class- picked a Trump quote to accompany her presidency photo. "If you are going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big", the quote read, according to CNN.

However, for three New Jersey teens, that meant being immortalized as slightly different versions of themselves who are less supportive of President Donald Trump.

Snyder said faculty and students who were involved in putting the yearbook together "have acknowledged shortcomings in their editorial review process that enabled the inappropriate content to slip through and have apologized for unknowingly publishing such content".

Several students were disciplined for sneaking offensive imagery into the yearbook, according to a letter from Snyder sent to parents.

The problem isn't that school officials aren't flawless, she added.

The teacher will be suspended while the investigation continues, and "further disciplinary action" could be taken.

Janet Dobrovich-Fago, the mother of the siblings whose photos were apparently altered, told NJ.com that she is outraged by the edits.

"People are so venomously angry", she said. "When we saw that Montana's quote dropped out, we thought it was a mistake because all the other class presidents' quotes were still there".

"It was Photoshopped", Grant told USA Today. "This was purposeful, and it's wrong".

Grant's father, Joseph Berardo, said in a Facebook post Monday night that he had met with the school administration earlier in the day and was informed that the teacher had been suspended.

The photo that got Jamaica Ponder suspended from school.

"This is just about the issue of censorship", said Joe Berardo, whose son's shirt was changed. "His question was, 'Is it okay?" Democrat Hillary Clinton received about 34 percent.

Berardo said he wants administrators to reissue the yearbooks and include a signed letter by the person or people "who made the mistake". "Rather, I applaud students for becoming involved in politics and for participation in our democratic society".


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