Only in California.
Police and parents are outraged over a high school magazine that features cartoons depicting President Donald Trump as a Nazi and a police officer wearing a KKK hood while aiming a gun at a black child offering him candy.
In the background, a Confederate flag is depicted overtaking the American Flag.
The offensive cartoons were published recently in “The Pawprint,” a student paper at Bonita High School in LaVerne, Fox Los Angeles reported.
Police officers in the city were reportedly “hurt and insulted,” and parents objected to the artwork that would have almost certainly not been allowed had it espoused accurate conservative political views.
“Because these kids are so impressionable, they see these things and take them at face value,” said a Bonita High graduate. “They don’t understand, they don’t have the concept that this is just an artist.”
“When they come out here and they start pushing these politics on our children, on the way they want them to learn, I feel that is wrong,” said Aaron Stubbe, who also graduated from the school.
Stubbe took to Facebook to share his disgruntlement with the school publication.
“I was proud to be from Bonita… not after seeing this, them pushing politics in school, brainwashing the kids and supporting female activist in a high school magazine,” he posted. “Shame on the city of [La Verne] and Bonita high school.. for allowing this propaganda in our schools.”
Fox 11 reported that La Verne Mayor Don Kendrick said the article was the result of a “very bad decision” by one teacher.
The school district is hiding behind state law and the First Amendment in reacting to controversy.
“There is a California Education Code that affirms the First Amendment rights of student newspapers,” Bonita School District interim superintendent Carl Coles said in a statement, according to the station. “The student journalist’s article does not represent the views of Bonita High School or the District.”
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