ABC News reports:
An elementary school in New York has canceled its mock presidential election after teachers and staff raised concerns about kids repeating “negative rhetoric about minorities,” according to the school’s principal.
“Teachers have said they’ve heard some kids in the cafeteria chanting ‘Trump! Trump! Trump!’ or saying they don’t want Muslims here,” said Glen Rogers, principal of Jericho Elementary School in Centereach, New York.
“I mean, kids often repeat what they hear on the TV or the news, but it doesn’t mean it’s OK,” Rogers told ABC News today. “We have a diverse community here. We want all our students to feel valued.”
To prevent minority students “from feeling uncomfortable,” Glen said he and the school’s teachers decided to change the mock vote for president to a vote for students’ favorite school lunch.