Understandable outrage is sweeping through parents in Lake Ronkomkoma, New York after one student confided that she was not allowed to choose President Donald Trump for her an assigned hero project. However choosing former President Obama was considered fine.
Bella Moscato a sixth grader at Samoset Middle School was told to write a report on a figure they found heroic and worthy of admiration. However, when she revealed her choice as America’s current commander-in-cheif she was told to select someone else.
“She said that I wasn’t allowed to do Donald Trump because he spreads negativity and says bad stuff about women,” Moscato shared with News 12. “The thing I didn’t get is she was okay with someone doing Barack Obama, but not okay with doing Donald Trump. That’s what got me angry and I didn’t like that.”
This didn’t sit well with her parents either. Her father, Arthur Moscato slammed the school board during a meeting saying, “My daughter’s hero is the president of our country. I can’t believe that anybody in the school would tell my daughter that something — that that guy can’t be her hero. I’m incensed by this.”
Moscato’s mother, Valarie also found the discrimination “frustrating” adding, “It was really upsetting to me that she [the teacher] was trying to shut her down.”
When pressed the schools superintendent, Dr. Kenneth Graham, tried to make the girl out to be a liar saying her story was “not accurate.”
Something Moscato’s father also contested, “My story is not inaccurate. My daughter didn’t lie,” adding, “No one should make a child feel that way.”