A California school is doing its best to try and explain why radical leftist political cartoons were published in the school magazine. These weren’t typical political cartoons, they were cartoons depicting President Donald Trump as a Nazi and an officer wearing KKK garb while aiming a gun at a black child. “The Pawprint,” is a student publication at the supposedly prestigious Bonita High in LaVerne, California.
Parents and students were outraged and took to social media to express their disgust:
Aaron Stubbe spoke out against the cartoons on Facebook:
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… Shame on the city of la Verne and Bonita high school.. for allowing this propaganda in our schools.. time for us citizens to fight back Mr Mayor Don N Gaynel Kendrick time for the citizens of la Verne to put a end to this bullshit you guys are allowing in the schools..
I was proud to be from Bonita.. not after seeing this, them pushing politics in school, brainwashing the kids, and…
The drawings are shocking radical portrayals of police and President Trump but there were no cartoons depicting the other side of the political spectrum:
PUSHING RADICAL LEFTIST VIEWS IN SCHOOL:
One drawing shows a swastika hiding underneath Trump’s hair. Another drawing portrays a uniformed police officer in a white hood pointing a pistol at a black child holding a bag of skittles.
The Mayor of LaVerne, California said this was a decision by one “young” teacher. It’s not known if any action has been taken by the school against the teacher.
The policy of the school:
THE RESPONSE ON FACEBOOK FROM THE MAYOR:
Don N Gayne Kendrick-
First, I would like to thank everyone for your interest in this topic. Yes, I was furious when I first learned about this and I am still concerned. But I have had discussions with a number of people and would like to share those with you. I would like to address two issues. One, the incident, and the other, the clubs at Bonita High School. First the incident. As most of you know, the city of La Verne Police Department has a very good, if not excellent, relationship with our school district, and especially Bonita High School, with a police officer assigned to the La Verne schools as a School Resource officer. This is a relationship that has been ongoing for over 25 years. This unfortunate incident with the school newspaper has turned out to be a very bad judgment call by a new teacher, not an example of what normally goes on at the school. One Bonita teacher went to the police station on his own, talked to the Chief of Police, and apologized on behalf of what he said was 99.9% of the teachers at the school. Further, the Superintendent of Bonita Unified School District and the Principal of Bonita High School also went to the police station, met with the Chief, and apologized. Mistakes are made. The Police Department is fully committed to working with everyone in the school district, including the students, to make our community the best it can be. The Chief said it was an unfortunate mistake, but should not be used to judge the school district or the relationship that exists with the police department, and one that will continue to exist. The second topic is the Bonita High School clubs. Did you know that there were over 60 clubs on the campus? Why so many? Because there is a wide variety of interests among the students. There is a club for everything you can think of, and even a club if there is no other club to belong to. Engaged students, doing things they like, leave little time to become engaged in destructive activities like we have recently witnessed in Florida. Every student at Bonita High School is expected to be engaged and involved in something. We are a better community when they are.
Thank you for your time.