Middle Schooler Who Supports Trump Asks for Staff Training
October 15, 2020
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A 12-year-old middle school student asked his school to train its staff in facilitating discussions about politics because he says a teacher belittled him when he expressed support for President Donald Trump in class.
The family of Jackson Cody, of Gloucester, hired an attorney and wrote to administrators of O’Maley Innovation Middle School in early October asking for the teacher to apologize and for the school to train staff to respect the views of students, the Gloucester Daily Times reported.
In a letter to the superintendent of Gloucester schools, Cody says an unnamed teacher asked her class about who they supported in the election, the newspaper reported. When Cody responded that he supported Trump, she said, “Really, Mr. Jackson, I thought I liked you.”