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.

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.’’