By The Blaze. . .The subject was the debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden — and 12-year-old Jackson Cody said he became a fast target not only of other students, but also the teacher. . .
“The teacher asked, ‘Who supports Donald Trump?'” Jackson recalled to WHDH-TV. “And I was the only one to raise my hand.”
He noted to WBZ that “a few kids were going to raise their hands, but then they heard the teacher say to me, ‘Oh Mr. Jackson, I thought I liked you.'”
“Then she asked why I support a racist and a pedophile,” he noted to WHDH. . .
Once Jackson’s family found out what went down in his class, they fought back. (Read more from “Boy Dares to Speak up for President Trump in Class. Teacher Asks Student Why He Supports ‘a Racist and a Pedophile.’ Bad Idea.” HERE)
Gloucester Student Said Teacher Criticized Him for Supporting President Trump
By CBS News 4. Jackson Cody of Gloucester is in many ways a typical 12-year-old; he loves sports and is also passionate about politics.
“I just feel like our country wasn’t in a great place. I just wanted to learn more about Donald Trump because it seemed like he was making our country rise again and become America again,” the 7th grader said. . .
The family contacted a First Amendment rights attorney, and asked the school for an apology.
“We tell them to stand up for yourself and don’t be afraid to speak your opinion. Their opinions are theirs, they’re not our opinions. They’re very well read children. They like to educate themselves on their own topics. Unfortunately they do disagree with us very often,” Jackson’s father, Jay Cody added.
The teacher did apologize, and the O’Maley Middle School is facilitating some training for staff. The Codys are content this has started some important conversations at home and in school. (Read more from “Gloucester Student Said Teacher Criticized Him for Supporting President Trump” HERE)