A high school student in Colusa, California, said his teacher threatened to kick him out of a virtual class unless he removed a “Trump 2020” flag that was hanging up in his bedroom in view of the camera.
“You can sit up, remove the flag, or reposition your camera within the next 15 seconds or I’m kicking you out of class,” the teacher said. She then begins counting.
But before she makes it to 10, the student waves goodbye and logs out of the class.
It’s unclear what the teacher believes gave her the right to make such a demand.
The student’s mother however, does not hold any ill will toward the educator, who has since apologized for the incident.
“She is a new teacher and it’s a mistake,” she said. “There hasn’t been any guidance given to her as a teacher for the school.”