More insanity from the left. 

On Thursday, a high school teacher kicked students out of class for wearing Trump shirts, because ” it’s just like wearing a swastika.”  One of the students thought to video the exchange, which — of course — went viral. Turning Point News identified the teacher as Lyn Orletsky from River Ridge High School in Georgia.

Here’s the video, in which the teacher tries to strip the students of their free speech rights.

The Chief Communications Officer, on behalf of the school district, immediately put out this release to infuriated parents:

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the Superintendent, this message is to provide you with more information about a story currently circulating in the media and on social media regarding an incident at one of our high schools.

In this regard, a River Ridge High School math teacher on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 erroneously told two students their shirts with campaign slogans were not permitted in class. Her actions were wrong, as the “Make America Great Again” shirts worn by the students are not a violation of our School District dress code. The teacher additionally — and inappropriately — shared her personal opinion about the campaign slogan during class.

The school’s Principal immediately met with and apologized to these students and their families. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower is deeply sorry that this incident happened in one of our schools; it does not reflect his expectation that all students be treated equally and respectfully by our employees.

While we cannot discuss disciplinary action against a teacher, we can assure you that the students face no disciplinary action. The Superintendent also is instructing all Principals to meet with their teachers and staff to review the dress code and remind them that their political opinions should not be shared with students.

Thank you for entrusting us with your children each day. We care about them and their future success!

Barbara P. Jacoby

Cherokee County School District

According to Newsweek, “the incident prompted Georgia House Republicans to speak out against the teacher, with Representative Mandi Ballinger telling the Journal-Constitution she was pleased the students’ right to free speech was upheld.”

That’s all well and good, but this woman should immediately lose her job.  She has proven herself in capable of being trusted with students.

Image Credit: By Chamtrumping (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

h/t Turning Point News

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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