WALL, N. J. – The superintendent of a New Jersey school district where yearbook photos of two high school students were changed to remove President Donald Trump’s name on their clothing says it doesn’t appear that students were involved.
Wall Township School Superintendent Cheryl Dyer says the district investigation is ongoing. But, ” she said NJ.com there is “no evidence” so far as to suggest that students played a role in making the changes.
The district is also probing why a Trump quote submitted by the freshman class president was not listed under her picture during a quote from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeared under the senior class president of the photo.
The teacher who served as the yearbook adviser is suspended with pay, but district officials have not said why they took that action. A spokesman for Jostens, the company that the photos and prints the yearbooks for the district, has not responded to requests for comment.
It remains unclear who changed the yearbook photos and why, questions about the censorship in a Jersey shore town where He received almost 63 percent of the vote if Democrat Hillary Clinton won the state in the last year of the election.
A student wore a sweater vest with Trump’s name on it. Another student wore a T-shirt decorated with the words “Trump Make America great Again.” But neither appeared in the photos published in the yearbook.
The only reason that a student in the image would be changed, if it is in conflict with the district’s dress code, such as clothing referring to drugs, alcohol or violence, Dyer said.