An independent report states that Coldwater High-School Student’s were threatened with suspension if they flew Trump Flags on the property.
According to The Daily Standard, Carrying out a proud agricultural tradition, FFA students paraded a convoy of tractors down North Second Street,” in a small town in Ohio, “on Friday before pulling into the high school parking lot to celebrate FFA Week.”
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The Principal Jason Hemmelgarn was out of the district on Friday, but did say ” the students were very respectful in complying with a directive to remove the Trump flags.”
The school has denied the allegations and released this statement:
“Before this morning’s FFA activity, students made their advisor know of their intention to decorate their tractors with political messages. They were informed that while they are free to do so outside of this school activity (including as they drove down public roads to campus), once their tractors were on school grounds as part of the FFA event they were to remove these political decorations,” the statement reads.
“No students were told they would be suspended or that any activities would be cancelled in relation to this,” the statement reads. “As with all voluntary student activities – whether it is a sport, an arts event, or some other club – the district does not allow political speech in favor of or against any candidate, party, or issue. Our voluntary student activities are open to all students and are meant to serve as uniting events for the school community.”