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Mayor And School Condemn School Game Featuring Trump Tombstone

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A Massachusetts school apologized Sunday after hosting a Halloween game involving a “Don Trump” tombstone.

The tombstone was featured at a Friday fundraiser and party hosted by West Parish Elementary School’s fifth grade parent committee, reported AOL. Principal Telena S. Imel apologized for the incident in a Sunday letter to the West Parish school community.

The game featured bean bags, along with mock tombstones, reported CBS Boston.

“While, according to the parent, this [game] was designed to be humorous, a number of attendees rightfully felt that it showed disrespect,” said Imel. “And, intentionally or not, it inappropriately brought a political agenda into what was designed to be a fun family affair.”

Claiming that she would be more vigilant to prevent political messaging at Gloucester Public Schools in the future, the principal said that the school system’s job “is to train students to think for themselves, to understand their emotions, and to show respect, not to persuade them of any opinions, political or otherwise.”

Sefatia Romeo Theken, mayor of Gloucester, Mass., agreed with the principal’s sentiments in a letter published Monday.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Imel for further comment, but received none in time for press.

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