San Antonio students condemned for ‘mock assassination’ of Trump

President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A “mock assassination” at a San Antonio high school is being condemned by parents and drawing calls for the suspension of the students involved.

The San Antonio Express-News reports the incident happened at John Marshall High School during a skit entitled, “The Assassination of Donald Trump,” when a student pretended to shoot another student playing the president-elect.

While the teacher has apologized and the two sophomore students were reprimanded, according to the newspaper, parents argue the punishment should be more severe.

District officials told the Express-News they investigated the incident and found the teacher didn’t condone the skit and stopped it.

Since the election, at least eight people have been arrested in Austin during protests against the president-elect. Trump won Texas’ 38 electoral votes despite expectations that Hillary Clinton could keep things competitive.

John Marshall High School in San Antonio (NISD Photo)
John Marshall High School in San Antonio (NISD Photo)

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