A New Jersey high school student who posted a Trump campaign banner on the wall behind him in his home stated that two teachers told him to remove it, with one of them telling him if he left the banner up he would have to leave the virtual class.
Anthony Ribeiro, 17, an honor student at Toms River High School North in Toms River, N.J., told the Asbury Park Press that after his chemistry teacher gave the ultimatum on October 8 to either take down the banner or leave, Ribeiro waved goodbye.
Ribeiro said that the very next day, his English teacher asked him to remove the banner, claiming it might “offend” other students; Ribeiro acceded to her request, but later expressed his regret that he had done so, saying, “Looking back I kind of regret it because I have the right in my house to do what I believe. This should not happen to anyone.”
Ribeiro’s mother, Tara Jost,