You may remember the story of a New Jersey high school that came under fire after President Trump’s campaign logo and slogan were digitally removed from two students’ yearbook photos and another student’s quote from the president was also excluded.

The students complained about Wall Township High School’s censorship, which led to an outpouring of support – including from the president himself – and the eventual suspension of the school’s yearbook club adviser.

Trending: JUST IN: President Trump Owns Argumentative Leslie Stahl: “I’m President…and you’re not.” [Video]

200 copies of the yearbook were reissued with the photos and quote intact, at a cost of $10,000.

take our poll - story continues below

Who should replace Nikki Haley as our ambassador to the U.N.?

  • Who should replace Nikki Haley as our ambassador to the U.N.?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to 100PercentFedUp.com updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Now, it’s been revealed that the father of one of the students footed a majority of the bill for the reprint.

Joseph Berardo, father of Grant Berardo, donated $5,279 out of his own pocket.

Another $3,000 was given by Lors Photography, which was hired by the school district to take yearbook photos.

Jostens, the yearbook publisher, will issue a credit to the district for any further costs.

Berardo said he put money toward the reprint because he felt it was “the right thing to do.”

“I didn’t want there to be some other program that didn’t get funded because of this,” he said. “They responded appropriately and corrected it. Supporting the kids of Wall Township seemed like the right thing to do.”

Read more: Asbury Park Press

 


Join The Conversation. Leave a Comment.