Two students and a teacher at a Texas high school were reprimanded after the two 10th grade students performed a mock assassination of the President-elect Donald Trump.
The two students named their skit, “The Assassination of Donald Trump,” in their English class two weeks ago at John Marshall High School in San Antonio.
According to the San Antonio Express News, one of the students held out his cellphone towards the other student dressed up as Trump and then created a gunshot sound effect. The student portraying Trump then fell to the ground and played dead.
Brian Woods, superintendent for the Northside Independent School District said in a statement that the teacher of the English class told her students to create a skit following their study of William Shakespeare. The students were then asked to submit them for approval, but the students deviated from their original script and changed it to a mock assassination of Donald Trump.
“The teacher stopped the student skit immediately when it became apparent that it was inappropriate,” Woods said.
“I want to be clear: NISD does not condone the action of these students or anyone else who would threaten violence,” he added.
The school district did not name the two students or the teacher.
School district spokesman Barry Perez said that the school had taken “appropriate action” and that the teacher apologized as well, according to the San Antonio Express News.
Parents of students who witnessed the mock assassination became angry that the skit was performed.
“Honestly I have run out of words to describe how angry I am and how shocked I am that they’re still in school today,” Melinda Bean told the paper.
“I don’t understand how the teacher can repeat an apology and be right there back at work on Monday morning,” her husband Harold Bean said. “Though we understand she is apologetic, it does not make the situation right.”