A Georgia high school teacher kicked students out of her classroom for wearing T-shirts in support of President Trump and compared the shirts to swastikas, according to a student’s video of the incident:
High school teacher calls Trump shirt a “swastika” and makes him take it off in class!
How is this ok!?!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 2, 2017
The conservative student group Turning Point USA highlighted the student’s video of the incident, which took place Thursday at River Ridge High School in Woodstock, a town north of Atlanta, the Blaze reported.
The video shows the teacher comparing the shirts containing Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” slogan to swastikas.
“Just like you cannot wear a swastika to school, you cannot wear ‘Make America Great Again’ like that,” the teacher said.
The teacher then kicked the students who wore the shirts out of her class to turn the shirts inside out.
“Please go, at least for this class,” the teacher said. “I don’t care what you do in other classes.”
The student filming the video then posed a question to the teacher.
“Wait so both of them have to like flip their shirts inside out because it says Trump on the top?” the unidentified student asked. “They have to flip their shirts inside out it’s got Trump on it?”
The teacher responded that she ordered the students to change their shirts because she thought “Make America Great Again” was a “Neo-Nazi slogan.”
“Because it says ‘Make America Great Again.’ The Neo-Nazis … I’m not saying about Trump, but the slogan,” the teacher replied before the video ends.
Other teachers in public schools have also compared wearing Trump shirts to wearing swastikas.
A Washington state middle school teacher told one student in January that wearing a Trump shirt emblazoned with the message “build the wall” was akin to wearing a swastika. The school district said they took “appropriate action” against the teacher in that case, but could not publicly say what they did because it was a “personnel matter.”