Daily News reports:
Two Texas high school students put on a class skit portraying the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump — a performance that drew boos from their district.
The students performed their skit, called “The Assassination of Donald Trump,” in their English class two weeks ago at John Marshall High School, the San Antonio Express-News reported Friday.
The parents of a student who saw the skit said it featured one boy pretending to shoot another boy — who was playing Trump — with a cell phone. The Trump boy then fell to the ground, playing dead.
According to the school district, students had to submit their skits in advance for approval. But the Trump thespians apparently changed their act without telling anyone.
“The teacher had no idea this change had occurred until the students began to perform this in the classroom,” Northside Independent School District Superintendent Brian Woods said in a statement.
“The teacher stopped the student skit immediately when it became apparent that it was inappropriate.”
Woods said the district “does not condone the action of these students or anyone else who would threaten violence,” and that the skit had been addressed “appropriately.”
The district did not identify the students or the teacher, or say if any of them faced punishment. The district could not be reached for comment.
But the parents of a student said the teacher never appeared to be reprimanded.
“I don’t understand how the teacher can repeat an apology and be right there back at work on Monday morning,” Harold Bean told the Express-News.
“Though we understand she is apologetic, it does not make the situation right.”
Bean added that he thinks the narrative from the district is “a bunch of B.S.,” and he wondered why the teacher didn’t stop the skit as soon she heard its title.
He did not return messages from the Daily News.
This is at least the third time since Trump’s White House victory that someone has run into trouble for intimating his assassination.
An Ohio man, Zachary Benson, faces federal charges for tweeting on Election Day that killing Trump was his “life goal.”
“My life goal is to assassinate Trump. Don’t care if I serve infinite sentences. That man deserves to decease existing (sic),” Benson tweeted, according to a criminal complaint.
He faces up to five years in prison if convicted for the now-deleted tweets.
Last week, the CEO of cybersecurity startup Packetsled resigned after vowing violence against Trump.
“I’m going to kill the President Elect. Bring it secret service,” Matt Harrigan wrote in a Facebook post he later said he believed to be private. No charges have been announced against him.