Pro-Trump Silverton HS students suspended

Students waived Trump signs, American flags and at least one Confederate flag

Silverton High School in Silverton, Oregon, as seen on their website November 10, 2016
Silverton High School in Silverton, Oregon, as seen on their website November 10, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Two students from Silverton High School have been suspended after a pro-Trump demonstration at the school.

The Salem Statesman Journal reports that more than 30 students gathered Tuesday to support Donald Trump. Students waived Trump signs, American flags and at least one Confederate flag, which was removed after the school’s principal talked to the students.

Principal Justin Lieuallen says the students were merely expressing their opinions, though there were a couple of incidents were students overstepped their bounds. The two students were suspended after accusations they made intimidating and threatening statements.

Witnesses say the students said things like “pack your bags, you’re leaving tomorrow” and “tell your family goodbye” to Hispanic students.