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Schools are Blacking out Trump’s Inaugural Address

Will your child be able to watch Donald Trump’s Inaugural address at their school? Will they hear him take the Oath of Office as the 4th President of the United States?

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Some in a Tennessee school won’t be allowed as the address is being ‘blacked out’. Apparently teachers at Independence High School in Williamson County are “banned” from showing it.

That Tennessee school is not alone. A Michigan elementary school is blocking it as well. What one teacher at the elementary school said likely should have parents wondering about his competence (via FOX):

Conservative radio host Steve Gruber obtained a letter purportedly written by teacher Brett Meteyer and sent to parents at Explorer Elementary School in the small town of Williamston.

Meteyer said he was concerned about children being exposed to inappropriate language and behavior.

“I am anxious about showing Mr. Trump’s inaugural address, given his past inflammatory and degrading comments about minorities, women, and the disabled,” he wrote. “I am also uneasy about Mr. Trump’s casual use of profanity, so I sought an assurance that as their teacher, I would not be exposing children to language that would not appear in G or PG-rated movies.

Does Meteyer believe that the address will be akin to that of President Camacho’s speech in the movie Idiocracy?

Some students in North Carolina’s Orange County school district might not get to watch the inauguration of Donald Trump either.

In an email obtained by American Lens, Principal Anne Purcell of C.W. Stanford Middle School is leaving it up to individual teachers as to whether or not they will allow students to watch the proceedings.

Purcell said she was “torn on letting students see this.”  To her credit, Purcell goes to say that if viewing is allowed in the classroom, that any student engaging in derogatory remarks should be removed from the classroom.

We reached out to Principal Purcell and inquired about her statement. We asked if similar statements had been put out in past inaugural years.  As of this article, no response has been received.
Update: Ms. Purcell responded, saying that, “As you have read, my email that was sent to my staff encourages them to continue to use their best judgement as educators in their classrooms. If you have any other media requests, please feel free to contact Seth Stephens in our Communications.”

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A.P. Dillon is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor of American Lens and is the founder the popular North Carolina based blog, ​A.P. Dillon has been a contributor at Breitbart, IJ Review, DaTechGuy Blog, Civitas Institute and The Heartland Institute. Her writing has been cited by Conservative Review, The Gateway Pundit, The Daily Caller, PJ Media, The Blaze, Michelle Malkin, Twitchy, Truth In American Education, Breitbart and FOX news. She has been a leading voice of Common Core opposition in North Carolina since 2011.

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