Trump tombstone at Gloucester school Halloween party disrespectful, principal says

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GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts elementary school principal says it was disrespectful and inappropriate that a game brought in for a student Halloween party featured a tombstone with the name Don Trump on it.

The tombstone was one of several on a game brought in by a parent for the party at West Parish Elementary on Friday. The others had joke names, like Seymour Butts and Gull E. Bull on them.

In a letter to parents Sunday, West Parish Principal Telena Imel wrote that the game was intended to be humorous but ‘‘inappropriately brought a political agenda into what was designed to be a fun family affair.’’


She wrote that some people felt uncomfortable and school is not the place for politics.

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Superintendent Richard Safier told the Gloucester Daily Times he’s investigating.

Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken said in a statement that the city “does not condone political messaging within our schools” and offered her support for school administrators for “their efforts to provide a meaningful resolution and...responding appropriately toward our community.’’