School District to Pay $325G Settlement After Trump Yearbook Photo Censorship

Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons

A New Jersey school district will pay $325,000 to a former teacher after forcing her to edit a student’s yearbook photo because he was wearing one of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” shirts. The Wall Township school board approved the settlement agreement with Susan Parsons, however, they did not admit to any wrongdoing.

Fox News reports:

Parsons was the high school’s yearbook adviser when she said a secretary acting on behalf of the principal ordered her in 2017 to remove “Trump Make America Great Again” and make it appear as if the student was wearing a plain navy blue T-shirt.

“That has to go,” the suit alleged Parsons was told.

Parsons, who said she voted for Trump in 2016, said she was made a scapegoat and received death threats. She was suspended with pay after the incident. She claimed she regularly complained about being forced to alter photos.

Parsons will receive about $204,000 and the remainder of the settlement will cover attorney fees, according to the agreement.

Ultimately, the school reissued the yearbook with the unedited photo of the student.



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Jarhead13
1 year ago

Anytime between now and May 15,2021 I am going to Heaven. If your thinking is water or works will get you into Heaven you might want to go to a Good Old Fashioned Baptist Church. By Faith are you saved. Jesus God’s Only Begotten Son gave His life for your sins. Asking Gods forgiveness and asking Jesus into your Hearts is the simplest way into Heaven. Don’t add to it or take anything away from it. People we are the Generation that sees Jesus set foot back on Earth on May 15,2028. When Jesus comes in the clouds for his Bride he doesn’t come down to Earth but takes us saved Christians to Heaven and gives us our rewards. All unsaved go to the line for their Judgment Day. SEMPER FIDELIS

remember alamo
remember alamo
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

John 6:57

Dee S
1 year ago
Reply to  remember alamo

Psalm 2:1-2 Why does the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against his anointed.

Carol Cooper
Carol Cooper
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

God Blessyou sir. I go to a Baptist Church and I believe as you do. We are saved by the Grace of Almighty God who sent his Son to die on the cross for our Salvation Not because we are good and deserve it. It’s too bad not enough of the world believe like You and I. Amen Semper Fidelis

Richard
1 year ago
Reply to  Carol Cooper

No one gets to the Father only through Jesus is this possible.

cashgirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

I don’t attend the Baptist church, but min teaches and I believe in this, too. God bless you, and thank you for your service to our country. 🙂

Dahlia
Dahlia
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

“Good old fashioned Baptists” are as dead as doorknobs. Been there, done that religious crap and it doesn’t work. Go to a Spirit filled, book of Acts church; there you will find the real thing.

Truckman
Truckman
1 year ago
Reply to  Dahlia

One church is no better than another as long as they teach the true word of God and Christ his son and you live your life the best you can and help spread his word and help others as it says in the Bible I have been to a lot of different church buildings because the true Church is the people and have seen a lot of good and a lot of bad but I will never discourage or condemn anyone but just to search your heart to see if you can do anything better to serve God and if you are like me you will always find things that you can do better

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  Truckman

Beautiful post🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Barbara
Barbara
1 year ago
Reply to  Truckman

Amen! I don’t care what church you go to if it doesn’t teach being born again of the Holy Spirit it is not a lamb church it’s a goat church. My daughters best friend goes to a baptist church and she is 100% Uber liberal. I’ve said it often, you can sit all night long in your garage and call yourself a car but it doesn’t make you one. Many people think that if they go to church they are saved!

anniedawn
1 year ago
Reply to  Barbara

Simple (Psalms) Trust in the Lord, have faith, do not despair. 81 years old and HE hasn’t failed me yet.

mtman2
1 year ago
Reply to  Barbara

CHURCHIANITY = PHARISEE-ISM

Wondering Woman
Wondering Woman
1 year ago
Reply to  Truckman

One has to be aware that “powers that be” or rulers over time & centuries have decided to alter the words of our Bible from time to time & is said to still be going on today, which I don’t doubt. Edgar Cayce was the first to sound the alarm on this with the removal of “reincarnation” from our Bible.
Anotner current released information on this comes from the report that Dr. Sula Benet discovering the mistranslation in the healing ointment as given in Exodus. She said in the original translation from the original Hebrew to Greek translation, the plant identified as sweet calamus should have been cannabis;. Current information found in the recent discovery of our endocannabinoid system would seem to prove her discovery, as it seems that God not only gave us the cannabis sativa & cannabis Indica plants for food & medicine, but also designed our bodies to utilize both of them.
A pastor joined in and said the timing of this mistranslation also coincides with the drastic reduction of the lifespan of the Old Testament citizens.
Don’t know about you, but not sure I want to live 2 or 3 hundred years, but I would like to live healthier for however many years I Iive, and the cannabis plants appear to be the best approach to staying healthier – than any of big pharma’s synthetic versions will ever be. Stick to the natural plant products & away from big pharma’s synthetic chemicals which has none of the fail safes of the natural plants in them.
The fact that big pharma was behind putting both THC & CBD cannabis plants on the schedule 1 drugs to remove them from our access, certainly shouts that these 2 plants are probably the only medicine we need – since big pharma has been actively using the FDA to keep natural cures from being revealed to the public. Most, if not all, of what is being called diseases are not diseases, but obviously nutritional deficiencies – BECAUSE THE CURE FOR MOST OF THEM HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE HOME GROWN ORGANIC PLANT BASED (FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES) instead of the Standard
American Diet of highly processed food chain, which is truly SAD.
As one nutritionist said: “If it comes to you in a box or a bag or handed to you through a window, don’t eat it”. That one sentence is great advice and thanks to the one world global government, aka the new world order, avoiding toxic foods is becoming more difficult with all the GMO seeds & all the toxins sprayed on the crops being grown. Even worse are all the lies we are being told about the safety of these toxins in our food chain & public water supply.

Richard
1 year ago
Reply to  Dahlia

The church that you attend does not matter it’s accepting Jesus as your savior that is the utmost important thing.

True American
True American
1 year ago
Reply to  Richard

” and HE is the son of GOD.”

Sincerity
Sincerity
1 year ago
Reply to  Dahlia

The denomination of church “attended” has nothing to do with getting to heaven. It is much easier to understand if a Minister, Christian, etc. helps or leads you to salvation. All that is necessary is to lay down false pride, surrender yourself to Jesus and say, Lord, I am a sinner, I confess my sins to You, I ask You to come into my heart right now to be my personal savior so I may spend eternity with You in heaven. Amen! If you say this prayer in sincere humbleness and mean it…..you are a born again Christian, it cost you nothing, Jesus paid the price on the cross so you could enter heaven now, pick up your Bible and study to increase your wisdom and favor with the Lord. A church is not a necessity but there are instructions in the Bible for Christians that will be easier to follow if you have a church family to share your faith with.
I am not a minister, just a Christian!

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  Sincerity

“ just a Christian” is the best any of us can be. It heartwarming to see so many people, who will stand up for their faith.

anniedawn
1 year ago
Reply to  Sincerity

How come no one remembers it is a “new heaven and a new earth”?

Richard
1 year ago
Reply to  Dahlia

The real deal is Jesus.

Dee S
1 year ago
Reply to  Dahlia

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”

mtman2
1 year ago
Reply to  Dee S

Esp politician and most esp DemocRat Marxist Atheist’s.

Wondering Woman
Wondering Woman
1 year ago
Reply to  mtman2

Not DemocRat – they are DemonicRats, and all of them are not democrats.

Merle
1 year ago
Reply to  Dahlia

Dahlia, I’m praying for you, but you MUST be a true believer.

Debra
Debra
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

May your journey be peaceful and pain controlled. We will see you on the flip side! Praise Jesus. He offers so much for us. It does pain me to see so many reject Him outright. We will pray with you and for you and your family. I feel like sometimes that we are back in Sodom and Gomorrah times. I praise God every day for sending His Son to save our souls. We must never stop praying for those that are so clearly lost.

Richard
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

God bless you,I was baptized in a southern Baptist church.

Paul Price
Paul Price
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

I wonder what you will believe when 15 May 2028 passes and we are still here?

anniedawn
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul Price

No one knows the time or the day except the Father. So shut up!

Wondering Woman
Wondering Woman
1 year ago
Reply to  anniedawn

I have lived through several predicted end days of our world or planet. I still have no plans to join those despairing & committing suicide to avoid the end days, as many have been said to do;
God gives us life & God decides when we have accomplished our mission – so suicide is wrong. However death is not something to fear because when we die, our cumbersome earthbound body is the only part of us that dies. Our soul or spirit that inhabited it goes home to the biggest family reunion imaginable.
‘When we fully understand this reality, we can stop circumventing God;s plan of sustaining this planet by letting this earthbound body return to the earth from which it came – BECAUSE IF WE COME BACK TO EARTH WE WILL HAVE TO ENTER IT THE SAME WAY WE DID THIS TIME AND GROW A NEW EARTHBOUND BODY.

MillieK
MillieK
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

This will happen when God is ready for it to happen. Jesus specifically said that ‘it is not for you to know’, and it is still that way. HOWEVER, that said, I agree with just about everything you said, except for setting a special date.

Mary Jo Bankard
Mary Jo Bankard
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

How can you say that Jesus will come back on May 15,2028? The Bible says we will not know the day or the hour when Jesus returns.

madmemere
madmemere
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

Amen

Skittles
Skittles
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

The Bible also says no one knows when Jesus will return Only God knows that
Not my business but how can you put a date on when the rapture will take place!

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
1 year ago
Reply to  Skittles

You’er right. Even JESUS can’t tell you- us .

David Taylor
David Taylor
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

Question: Where did you get that revelation that Jesus will return to earth Nay 15, 2028 ????? According to the Bible, no one knows. Are you not aware that a BIG number of false profits began predicting WHEN and HOW Jesus would return? ALL of them missed the mark. So, what makes you think you have the date of Jesus’ return set in stone?

Next question: What makes you believe that “Anytime between now and May 15, 2021, (you are) going to heaven”? Do you have a terminal illness? OR, are you planning to “assist” God in making this decision?

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
1 year ago
Reply to  David Taylor

Mayby she is going to be put down. Like a dog.

Gramma80
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

You quoted 2 May 15 dates, one 2021 and other 2028. Which is Rapture? I am a saved Christian/

Moe
Moe
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

Fellow veteran your service and love of country is based upon love of God. I truly believe there is enough goodness left amongst us, in this republic, that you served to preserve the basic rights we once enjoyed. My brother a Vietnam veteran, lost his battle against cancer, right up until his death he feared what now rules and enslaves us. You must record your experiences and ask someone to preserve them. No matter how much hatred the democratic Globalist party preaches about America, no matter how many their one party media lies are told nonstop. The people will eventually stop the Marxist crap taught children under our dictatorship.We will preserve America’s achievements and not teach the future generations to hate your gift . The basic freedoms we take for granted, given to us by veterans with hope we might fight to preserve them. Thank you for your service to a grateful nation, the majority will preserve what you gave us basic freedoms despite the evil in Washington. Evil always losses.

Bud Gruchalla
Bud Gruchalla
1 year ago
Reply to  Jarhead13

Actually, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, do that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) NIV

Chainlink700rt
1 year ago

This is unbelievably good, and everything worked out just fine

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….SUSAN PARSONS Deserves a MORE BIGGER SETTLEMENT Than What SHE Got. THANKYOU MS PARSONS …for STICKING to Your Guns. YOU are ONE HECK of a WOMAN. GOD is PLEASED. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Dan Winright
Dan Winright
1 year ago

The bigliest.

Richard
1 year ago

Never let anyone discriminate against you for your beliefs.

Joe R
Joe R
1 year ago

This is the ONLY way leftists will understand the severity of what they are doing. HIT THEM IN THE WALLET. As often as possible. AND vote them out of office!

merryinfidel
merryinfidel
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe R

I fear the only way we can vote them out of office is to become bigger cheaters than they are…

mtman2
1 year ago
Reply to  merryinfidel

Yes by praying that God can pull it off despite their lies.

Wondering Woman
Wondering Woman
1 year ago
Reply to  mtman2

The arrests should begin with the arrest of living former presidents Obama, George W Bush, Clinton – Joseph Biden, Kamala Harris, John Brennanm, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Rod Rosenstein, Sally Yates, James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Bill Barr, Christopher Wray & all those who voted to shampeach President Trump, the first patriotic president.we have had in the last 6+ decades.
When the above named canaries finish singing we should know many more to be arrested because the circling protective wagons will be replaced with the noise of thousands of falling dominos those wagons can no longer preventl. Of course many more can be identified by the liars in the House investigatiions and the shanpeachments – like anonymous CIA Eric Ciaramello. former ambassador Yovanovich,etc;

Wondering Woman
Wondering Woman
1 year ago
Reply to  merryinfidel

These demonicRat & all other INSIDERS are enemy combatants of our nation & all living things on Planet Earth.
Judging by fthe handwritten note of former CIA director John
Brennan re his briefing Obama, VP Biden & former FBI director James Comey on INSIDER Hillary’s signing off on the
Trunp/Russia collusion, WE NOW HAVE A DEEP STATE ESTABLISHMENT INSIDER ENEMY COMBATANT IN THE POTUS POSITION WITH ANOTHER ONE AS HIS VP and they handed the operation of our government back to the CENTRAL HUB of the new world order’s shadow government, which a documentary by a former CIA agent identified as the CIA.
Considering this handwritten note closely INSIDER Hillary is signing off on the hoax – then the one who got her to sign off on it was likely the one who plotted the hoax – not Hillary, but it also says Brennan, Obama, Biden, FBI director Comey, both Clinton’s and ,many INSIDERS in the CIA, FBI, DOJ & Congressional members were in on it. These ENEMY COMBATANTS can be determined by all those involved with the Stop Truimp, Throw the ekection to INSIDER Hillary that became a 4+ YEAR internal coup against President Trump & our nation in a desperate effort to overthrow him to prevent his getting evidence of their 6+ decades of treason & crimes against humanity of working with the central hub of the new world order’s shadow government to destroy our nation from within.
Brennan’s handwritten note was obvipusly written after Stop Trump failed, during Throw the election to Hullary, but many months before Trump won the 20t6 election. This says all the ones involved in the 4+ year internal coup were aware of the origin of the Trump/Russia hoax & the Russian Dossier when Obama began the internal coup by telling the FBI to open the
Crossfire Hurricane fishing expeditions which ended up in THE
HOUSE of Congress.
These traitors should be arrested, detained and priosecuted to the fullest – NOT VOTED OUT – NOW!

Timothy Yates
Timothy Yates
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe R

Until the first dem sits in jail, they will continue to discriminate and cheat in elections and everything else that effects our freedoms.

Carol
Carol
1 year ago

Discrimination

American
American
1 year ago

That’s a good thing now people need to sue media sites that censor people on WJ.

cashgirl
1 year ago

Congratulations and God bless you Ms. Parsons, for standing up for the rights of you and the student — in fact, for standing up for all of our rights! 🙂

Dan Winright
Dan Winright
1 year ago
Reply to  cashgirl

And the bigliest blessings to you too.

cashgirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan Winright

🙂

Richard
1 year ago
Reply to  cashgirl

They have no right trying to silence us or trying to take away our rights, I don’t think we are going to let that happen.

American
American
1 year ago

The only one to be censored is those IGNORANT DAMOCRAPS AND RINOS . WE DON’T T HAVE A PRESIDENT BUT WE HAVE COUPLE COMMUNIST DICTATOR AND THEY SHIULD NOT EVEN BE ALOUD TO OPEN. THEIR MOUTHS AT ALL ABOIT ANYTHING.

Mary Hammers
Mary Hammers
1 year ago

Hahahahahahahaha!! That school district had to reorder the yearbooks and that cost them also. Couldn’t happen to a nicer group of censoring folks.

Lee
Lee
1 year ago
Reply to  Mary Hammers

Their first edition will become a collector’s item, unless people had to submit the first edition in order to get the revised one and all the copies of the first edition have that photo cut out? One doubts that happened. Also destroying the first editions seems extreme, too. The first edition has a role to play in the archives. A object lesson about censorship.

Mona
Mona
1 year ago
Reply to  Mary Hammers

Unfortunately, its the poor taxpayers who will pay.

Roseann Carpenter
Roseann Carpenter
1 year ago

With all the noted and reported problems in our country, a t-shirt can cause such a story.
We all know this is the least of our issues. I wonder how many yearbooks were purchased before the correction was made.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 year ago

Public education, K-12 through our best universities, is the business of neither federal nor state government. Public education has collapsed intellectually but cannot be replaced as you would replace your home. Historians often say, it’s a long road back. Most children survive America’s terrible system but K-12 plants in them almost indestructible roots. Teachers will tell you breaking away is impossible. Clearly, education is a private matter.

The central problems are acceptance of “public” education and “federal” intrusion. Parents don’t feel they have a financial stake in education. School taxes are blended with property taxes and often are forgotten because they’re mandatory whether or not they have school-aged children. Students will improve when parents feel education is a financial acquisition. And parents will be more engaged when their private money is at stake.

The primary problem with the K-12 segment is it’s a monopoly in a nation where monopoly is considered a criminal enterprise for everyone else. A major flaw is taxpayers, with no children in public schools, have no choice regarding which institution receives their money. I’ve never heard it mentioned that such taxpayers are in a vast majority but the government makes that choice for them. Government money also passes directly to colleges as student loans but they never return any if a student defaults.

Regarding politics, public teaching has been fundamentally transformed into an enormous entitlement, and dispensing entitlements is the heart of the democrat strategy. It cannot be said too many times: the absence of competition is the problem. Political corruption is a byproduct of public education and easy loans have created an unimaginable debt for hopeful, middle class Americans.

Regarding K-12, state governments may immediately start allowing per pupil allocations to be awarded to any accredited institution according to the parents’ choice. Many states have such systems operating under various titles but the principle is privatization. States could use existing accreditation systems or establish their own.

A comprehensive free enterprise education system eliminates the ability to trample one civil right by supporting an opposing civil right. Perhaps more importantly, it precludes indoctrination of students to unwelcome political agendas. Government schools should be allowed to compete with private schools.

The school choice solution is not the teachers’ idea of choice and certainly not the union’s idea. Most know what’s needed is a robust free market filled with all kinds of accredited schools, able to deliver general subjects as well as all kinds of specialties, including athletics and the arts. Bottom line, it’s a very bad idea for any government to educate its children.

glenn edward davis
glenn edward davis
1 year ago

Unfortunately, it is the taxpayer paying the price. That money should be coming directly out of the pocket of the Principal and anyone else involved in the decision to edit the picture.

Tine Moore
Tine Moore
1 year ago

Can these cancel culture fools get any more stupid??????

maxibaby
maxibaby
1 year ago
Reply to  Tine Moore

CANCEL THE CANCEL CULTURE!

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  maxibaby

As fast as possible!

Karole
Karole
1 year ago

I hope she didn’t lose her job though who would want to work for a school district with that kind of forced censorship?

mtman2
1 year ago
Reply to  Karole

It’s the unConstitutional unelected DeepState FedEdDept AND Atheist NEA running every public Screw~L that your dealing with = GET OUT…!

Richard
1 year ago

Anyone that discriminates against someone for their political beliefs should pay big money to that person. End of story.

Debra
Debra
1 year ago

About time..we conservatives need to sue more…enough of this commie bs from the left…

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Awesom!

Nancy B Crites
Nancy B Crites
1 year ago

The evil dems are going to pay for their sins. God is good and sees all and knows all. They can run, but they cannot hide. The will get what’s coming to them and soon.

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Just another case of the tax payers money being wasted on STUPID CRAP. STUPID PEOPLE making stupid decisions.

Richard
1 year ago

Why does this not happen to me, I would love some of that liberal money.

Walkin O'Shea
1 year ago

Good for her. Now what did the student receive? I think maybe he’s entitled to a little remuneration as well for being the scapegoat.

Walkin O'Shea
1 year ago

Good for her. Now what did the student receive? I think maybe he’s entitled to a little remuneration as well for being the scapegoat.

monica
monica
1 year ago

More facts, please. Who was the awesome lawyer who represented Parsons. Kudos to both of them.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
1 year ago

Hooray for the teacher having the guts to stand for her student’s rights. With the “Cuomo like” NJ governor, nothing is fair for Republicans!

Dee S
1 year ago

John 3:20. Everyone who does evil hates the Light and will not come into the Light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by truth comes into the Light, so that it may be plainly seen that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

Poor White Boy
1 year ago

Good for her….the NAZI’s lose again …keep it up and MAGA by getting rid of the USA haters

Poor White Boy
1 year ago

Here we go…as my comment has beenn tossed as I called the Wall board of ed Not ZZZZ’s

Poor White Boy
1 year ago

Good for her….the NAT ZEEI’s lose again …keep it up and MAGA by getting rid of the USA haters

MillieK
MillieK
1 year ago

Why have so many joined into the ‘Trump Syndrome’ category? President Trump obviously loves the country and the American people. He also is obviously an extremely smart man! He took his oath of office seriously and tried his best to help the country, NOT hurt it, as the current administration is doing and the more recent school officials are bent on doing! Woe is us! I’ll be SO GLAD when this 4 years is up! —

anniedawn
1 year ago
Reply to  MillieK

With luck we will win the 2022 elections taking the House and Senate in 2023. That is what happened in 2010. This time we will not have a RINO as House Speaker.

Wondering Woman
Wondering Woman
1 year ago
Reply to  anniedawn

Think God will reinstate President Trump before the 2022 elections & think it will also reinstate many patriotic congressional seats to the real winners also – when the cheaters of 2020 are arrested, detained and prosecuted to the fullest for their theft of a national election that has harmed legal voters in all 50 states by negating their honest votes. The ones who cheated on this election are enemy combatants of our nation & every other nation on this planet.

Beverly Skinner
Beverly Skinner
1 year ago

LIBERALS NEVER DO admit to wrongdoing!!!

Rich_W50
Rich_W50
1 year ago

Living as American no longer free, all the crap going on more like living in 3rd world country!!!

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
1 year ago

She should not have to pay attorney fees. The school should have to do that., after all they forced her to sue them.

patrioted
1 year ago

The School Leaders should be the one’s who pay for this. Take it out of their Salaries.

teresa
teresa
1 year ago

what the hell is with you stupid haters! do you have any common sense at all – biden is screwing this country up and all you care about is a kid wearing MAGA hat! President Trump is our real president so don’t you forget that!

teresa
teresa
1 year ago

good for the teacher – you deserve that money! you haters bring it on and we will react

Carol
Carol
1 year ago

Good for her for trying to stand her ground and the school officials who caused this fiasco, should have been fired as well as paying this teacher for what they did and the damage they tried to cause. The photo was not altered and all this stupidity for their own selfish reasons.

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