Teen Delivers Fake Deportation Notices to Classmates

At least one person is blaming Trump
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2016 8:48 AM CST
Teen Delivers Fake Deportation Notices to Classmates
The student said it was a joke.   (Getty Images/Yuriz)

(Newser) – A California high school student was seen handing out fake deportation notices to students of varying ethnicities a day after Donald Trump's election win. "The students involved are all friends and the act was meant as a joke," though Shasta High School in Redding isn't viewing it that way, Principal Leo Perez said in a message to parents, per the Record Searchlight. "It goes without saying, we don't think this sort of behavior is funny nor reflective of the culture at Shasta High, and behavior that is racially or culturally insensitive will not be allowed to go on at any of our schools," says Superintendent Jim Cloney, adding he isn't sure if Trump's win was a factor in the stunt, "but I guess it would be hard to say it wasn't."

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A member of the Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect group goes further, claiming "our president-elect's boorish behavior" has encouraged such hateful acts, which Cloney says will be handled with the "appropriate consequences." Also in California on Wednesday: Two men "made comments about President-elect Trump and the Muslim community" before robbing a Muslim college student wearing a hijab in San Diego, police say; a student in Woodside was attacked after expressing support for Trump; and a man pulled out a gun while arguing with another man about the election in Burbank, reports the Los Angeles Times. On Thursday, the attorney general's office called for the protection of "all Californians from acts of hate and bigotry." (Read more California stories.)

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