Brainerd Sophomore’s Yearbook Quote Goes Viral; Wants to “Behead” the President
One student is quoted as saying..."I would like to behead him. I do not like him."
BRAINERD, Minn. — Brainerd High School is coming under fire after a picture of their yearbook was tweeted and hit the social media…thanks to a Hollywood actor.
The school dedicated a page of its 2017 yearbook, asking students about President Trump.
One student is quoted as saying…”I would like to behead him. I do not like him.”
The photo went viral, especially after being shared by actor Scott Baio, who tagged President Trump, the FBI, Sean Hannity and Kellyanne Conway.
Brainerd Public Schools officials, in an attempt to do damage control, apologized, saying they were not aware of the content of the page before it went to print and are investigating.
Here is their full statement:
“The administration of Brainerd Public Schools has been notified that the 2016-2017 high school yearbook contains highly disrespectful statements from students about political figures, including the President of the United States. The Administration was previously unaware of the students’ statements in the yearbook. The district does not support or otherwise endorse any disrespectful or politically based statements that are in the yearbook and apologizes for the statements that were included. While the District supports free speech, the disrespectful statements in the yearbook are contrary to the basic educational mission of the district and should not have been included in a school sponsored publication. The administration is currently investigating how this occurred and is reviewing the district’s processes to ensure that this type of unacceptable situation does not occur in the future. The administration deeply regrets that the existing processes for reviewing the yearbook did not result in the removal of the inappropriate statements.”