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.