Parent: Son booted from online class for pro-Trump comment

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A school district in Tacoma, Washington, is investigating after a parent said her son was briefly kicked out of a virtual class chatroom for saying he admired President Donald Trump. Elsy Kusander’s son, a sixth grader at Keithley Middle School in Parkland, was attending virtual class Oct. 2 when his teacher asked students to name a person they admired, Kusander told 770 KTTH Radio. The News Tribune reports that Kusander’s son wrote in the classroom chat that he admired Trump. Kusander told KTTH Radio her son was briefly disconnected from the class, and his comment was erased from the chat by the teacher.  Franklin Pierce School District spokesperson Joel Zylstra told the newspaper the district is investigating the incident.