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A mock assassination of Donald Trump sparked controversy at a Texas high school


Two 10th-graders sparked controversy at a Texas high school last week when they performed a skit that portrayed the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump, the San Antonio Express-News reported

One of the male students used a gunfire sound effect from his phone as the other boy, who was playing the president-elect, fell to the ground. 

The skit, entitled “The Assassination of Donald Trump,” was part of class presentation at John Marshall High School in San Antonio. 

According to a statement from Brian Woods, the superintendent for the Northside Independent School District, an English teacher at the school asked her students to perform a skit in class after studying Shakespeare. 

The students were instructed to submit their scripts for approval prior to acting out the skit. 

However, the superintendent noted that the two students changed their script to include the mock assassination. 

The teacher stopped the skit immediately, Woods said in the statement. 

"I want to be clear: NISD does not condone the action of these students or anyone else who would threaten violence," Woods noted. 

The school district has not released the names of the students or the teacher involved. 

Barry Perez, a spokesman for the school district, told the San Antonio Express-News that "appropriate action" was taken. 

The teacher involved issued an apology Monday, but not everyone was satisfied. 

“Honestly I have run out of words to describe how angry I am and how shocked I am that they’re still in school today,” parent, Melinda Bean, told the paper.

Bean's husband, Harold Bean, questioned why the teacher allowed the students to start the skit after hearing the title. 

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