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When Ivanka made surprise visit to school, some parents reportedly panicked and yanked kids from class

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Some people see everything in terms of politics–and then make their children pay the price.

Ivanka Trump made a special stop by a Connecticut high school on Monday to promote the issue of career education.

Some parents didn’t take kindly to Trump’s surprise visit, going so far as to pull their children out of the classroom in protest.

Trump was joined by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty at Norwalk Early College Academy, a program at Norwalk High School where students simultaneously complete their high school work while studying software engineering and pursuing associate’s degrees.

“Great visit to Norwalk Early College Academy today with @IBM CEO @GinniRometty,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “PTECH schools equip high school students with skills training in #STEM & Computer Science, enabling them to thrive in our modern economy. It was an honor to meet so many bright and talented students!”

The president’s daughter praised the school and students.

“To see the passion and enthusiasm for bringing real life skills into a classroom environment but then coupling it with real life experience through internship creates this really beautiful virtuous angle,” she said.

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The appearance was not publicized ahead of time out of security concerns. A number of parents complained the school should have informed them about the visit.

“This should have been brought to our attention, although I do understand security reasons,” a disgruntled parent told News 12 New Jersey. “I think we should have had the choice to send our child to school or keep them home.”

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Several parents reportedly took their children home when they learned Trump would be at the school.

Other students reported having a positive experience at the First Daughter’s visit.

One parent thanked Trump. “My son Nicolas Guzman is a NECA student and you talked to him today and he’s so excited about it. It’s something He will never forget. Thank you Ivanka.”

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Conservatives on Twitter eagerly mocked the outrage of parents who took their children out of school for the day.

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