Skip to comments.Harnett principal replaced after she asked student not to wear Trump jersey
Posted on 10/13/2018 1:13:32 AM PDT by abb
A Harnett County high school principal has been replaced, a week after she asked a high school student to remove a jersey that bore President Donald Trumps name on the back.
The Harnett school system on Friday announced a new principal for Harnett Central High School. The district said the change is directly related to the actions taken by former Harnett Central Principal Cindy Gordon last week in asking the student not to wear the Trump shirt.
The district announced leadership changes at several of its schools, including Harnett Central, on Friday afternoon. The changes are effective immediately, according to the district news release.
The high school had encouraged students to dress with a patriotic theme for the football game on Oct. 5, ABC11 reported.
Harnett Central parent Mike Collins told the news station that the high schools principal asked his 18-year-old son to remove the jersey because it was too political for some at the football game. The red, white and blue jersey featured USA and the Statue of Libertys torch on the front, with Trump and the number 45 on the back.
Catherine Jones, the current principal at Harnett Primary School, will be the new principal at Harnett Central High. Calvetta Dunkins, an assistant principal at Dunn Middle School, will be the interim principal at Harnett Primary.
The news release did not mention Gordons name nor say whether she is now employed by the school system.
Again, we want to emphasize that Harnett County Schools supports and affirms students rights to express themselves including wearing clothing expressing political messages or supporting political candidates or officeholders in ways that are not expected to disrupt school or school events, the district news release said.
Tony Buzzard, an attorney representing the Collins family, told The News & Observer, Were very pleased that the school board and the county were quick to resolve the issue.
Buzzard said the family wanted the board to recognize what had happened.
Asked whether the family might consider any further action, Buzzard said hes not sure. But he said Fridays announcement will influence their decisions moving forward.
Out of a public school, no less.
There’s hope for this country.
Harnett County Schools Announces Leadership Changes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2018
Harnett County Schools announces Leadership changes
After completing its review of an event that took place at the football game at Harnett Central High School on Friday, October 5, the school district is announcing several personnel changes. Effective immediately, Ms. Catherine Jones, current principal at Harnett Primary, will serve as principal at Harnett Central High School. Ms. Calvetta Dunkins, who is currently an assistant principal at Dunn Middle School, will serve as interim principal at Harnett Primary School. Harnett County Schools leadership appreciates all the patience of families, students, and the community during this process.
Again, we want to emphasize that Harnett County Schools supports and affirms students rights to express themselvesincluding wearing clothing expressing political messages or supporting political candidates or officeholdersin ways that are not expected to disrupt school or school events.
Special Ed. school bus driver is probably a better fit for her anyway.
I destroy my enemies by making them hate me.
Shes not fired and still earning her principal salary. Shes in another position or in transition to another one, they did not say because they do not want people to know shes still on payroll for doing nothing now.
I hate that *on paid administrative leave* thing.
Dock the salary and if she’s cleared, pay her back, because you know that they’ll never make them pay it back if they are found guilty.
FINALLY WE ARE BEING RESPECTED!!!
Should not have position change, should be terminated. Public schools put me out because they didn’t like my conservative views. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Let them go.
Cleaning out one pimple, at a time, then filling the void with disinfectant is sometimes to only way to clear and clean the skin or area. Prayers to cleaning has begun
Like spoiled bratty children if you don’t teach them a lesson they will continue to do the same thing over. She is now getting paid to sit at home
She is, and when she leaves their employ it will be on full pension.
She was removed from her principal position.
And for the correctly stated reason.
With minimal fuss.
So rather than complain about what they didnt do.
Rejoice in what they did do !
Tim Allens TV show got rebooted by a new network. And is making a mint fo or them.
Roseannes abusers are now whinging about firing Roseanne.
Life is good.
Progressives take heed.
You must like getting played.
One year ago, she would NEVER have been replaced!! Its a GOOD START!
The fly in the Fire Her ointment is she’d have sued.
The problem is Tenure.
Tenure Must Be Abolished if we’re ever to straighten out the schools.
Replaced has word smithing implications. Read and think carefully.
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