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A teacher’s aide in a Virginia public school was caught on video appearing to wrap a “Trump 2020 — Make America Great Again” banner around a student’s head — and the school received threatening phone calls Wednesday after the clip hit social media and went viral.

The York County School Division is investigating the incident at Tabb High School in Yorktown as a personnel matter, the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily reported. A district spokeswoman told TheBlaze the clip shows “an interaction between a para-educator and a student” and didn’t provide the employee’s name. Para-educators assist classroom teachers, the Daily added in its initial report, citing a district position description.

The six-second cellphone video shows the teacher’s aide standing behind a seated student and grabbing the pro-Trump banner before appearing to wrap the banner around the student’s head.

Afterward, the aide appears to smile before walking away.

The video doesn’t show what may have led to incident or exactly what the aide did, given how the aide was positioned behind the student and in relation the cellphone camera. Some students are heard muttering and laughing during the incident.

Check out the clip:

York County School Board Chairman James Richardson told the Daily that the incident occurred last week during spirit week. A Friday incident involving a similar pro-Trump banner occurred during an Arizona high school’s spirit week.

Richardson said the staff member in the video “appears” to violate school board policy on political matters, the Daily reported, but the investigation will provide the official ruling. A district spokesperson told TheBlaze that “employees are expected to refrain from engaging in any activity supporting or opposing a candidate or political party while on duty, while on school property during school hours, or while representing the school division.”

Here’s what others had to say about the incident:

A district spokesperson said two phone calls of a “threatening nature” were made to the high school Wednesday, the Daily reported, adding that the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office increased its presence at the school and was planning to do the same Thursday.

The school district was put on modified lockdown and cancelled after-school activities following the Wednesday phone calls, the paper added, but no details about what the calls entailed were provided.

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  1. Michael Markham

    March 7, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Typical liberal if it doesn’t go their way they have to make fun of the other person that person should be fired and should never been able to work in a school ever again

  2. Pj

    March 7, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Guess that teacher like threaten the kid. Another liberal who doesn’t get it the Democrat party wants that person to stay on the plantation. No free thinkers, just puppets for the nazi party. Had no idea what a disgrace she is. But she will get away with her disrespect for America and people who don’t think like her.

  3. Michael

    March 8, 2019 at 12:31 am

    I look at video very carefully there is no bullish, they were fooling around as teacher smiled….I see comments in here must be a true idiots for not reading whole thing without spewing hate and firing bullshits.

    • Gloria Annette Johnston

      March 8, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      Teacher’s aid should not be touching a student. Period.

    • Faye

      March 8, 2019 at 9:04 pm

      Obviously you know nothing about how petty liberals are. They take every chance to humiliate Trump supporters. Why was she even doing that if not to make fun of him? And yes I’ve read the whole article.

      • Joan E Risley

        March 9, 2019 at 8:13 am


  4. Linda

    March 8, 2019 at 1:31 am

    A teacher’s aide is not a classroom teacher. Just so it’s clear, a teacher’s aide is not a certified college degreed teacher. They can assist a teacher but not directly teach anything. My classroom assistant never taught any curriculum in my classroom.

  5. Richard Hullfish Sr.

    March 8, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Fire the bitch.

  6. Smokey

    March 8, 2019 at 2:04 am

    “Investigating” which is lib-speak for “HOW IN THE BLUE HELL DO WE MAKE THE KID THE BAD GUY?”

  7. Mike McBride

    March 8, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Just imagine the outrage if a white teacher had wrapped an Obama banner around a black student’s head. He or she would have been sent to prison for life.

  8. Pasquale Gelardi

    March 8, 2019 at 5:06 am

    Punch them in the face.and they will stop.

  9. David

    March 8, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Maybe they ought to talk to the student before going of and making threats against anybody. She might have just been cutting up with him. Did she say anything anti-Trump first. Just because she is Black does NOT mean she is anti-Trump or anything like that. We ,as a nation,have gone to jumping to conclusions before any facts have come out.

  10. Roberta Brown

    March 8, 2019 at 8:54 am

    While I disagree with what she did, I would love to see what led up to her actions before I make a judgement call.

  11. Michael Luetke

    March 8, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Looks to me like she was just playing. Lets hear from the student she did this to before we grab the torches and pitchforks.

  12. KeepItReal

    March 8, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Maybe we should interview the kid and the assistant teacher to see what actually happened. People go Bonkers before knowing any facts. Maybe it was a derogatory act, maybe they were just fooling around and having fun! That is still allowed I hope. But we really have absolutely no clue based on 6 seconds.

  13. Polly

    March 8, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Stupidity unsurpassed.

  14. Silas Longshot

    March 9, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Being this was a liberal black teacher’s aide messing with a white boy (apparently) conservative, it’s all cool, right? Flip the roles and they’ll be 5,000 screaming libs in the parking lot with pitchforks and torches with MSM coverage coast to coast of this racist daring to hassel a nice black boy. This particular event didn’t seem as violent and vile as many others have been, but a teacher’s aide doing this probably signals the punks that it’s OK to mess with white boys that support Trump and white boys in general.

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