Trump Yearbook Comment Sparks Investigation at Brainerd High School

BRAINERD, Minn. (KMSP) – Administrators at Brainerd High School are investigating a quote that was published in the yearbook, attributed to a sophomore student whos aid she “would like to behead” President Donald Trump. The quote was published on a page titled, “Trump 2k17-2k20? How do you feel about him?”

“I would like to behead him. I do not like him,” the quote said.

Brainerd Public Schools issued a statement Friday that said the administration was “previously unaware of the students’ statements in the yearbook.”

Statement from Brainerd Public Schools

“The administration of Brainerd Public Schools has been notified that the 2016-2017 high school yearbook contains highly disrespectful statements from students about political figures, including the President of the United States. The Administration was previously unaware of the students’ statements in the yearbook. The district does not support or otherwise endorse any disrespectful or politically based statements that are in the yearbook and apologizes for the statements that were included. While the District supports free speech, the disrespectful statements in the yearbook are contrary to the basic educational mission of the district and should not have been included in a school sponsored publication. The administration is currently investigating how this occurred and is reviewing the district’s processes to ensure that this type of unacceptable situation does not occur in the future. The administration deeply regrets that the existing processes for reviewing the yearbook did not result in the removal of the inappropriate statements.”

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