Sixth-grade student Bella Moscato was given a homework assignment where she was asked to write about who she considers a hero. She chose President Donald J. Trump.
Bella’s teacher told her she couldn’t pick President Trump as the subject of a hero project. The teacher according to Bella said “You’re now allowed to use Donald Trump because he spreads negativity and says bad things about women.”
The sixth-grader also says the teacher ordered her to pick another Hero.
“The thing I didn’t get, she was okay with somebody doing Barack Obama, but not okay with doing Donald Trump? That’s what got me angry, I didn’t like that.” Moscato says in the video interview below.
“My daughters hero is the President of our country, I can’t believe that anybody in the school would tell my daughter something that that guy can’t be her hero, I’m incensed by this.” Bella’s father
Arthur Moscato said at a school board meeting.
“This was really frustrating to me, my daughter has every right to do and pick a hero of her choice. It’s a First Amendment right, freedom of speech, freedom of expression. So it was really upsetting to me, she was trying to shut her down,” Bella’s mother Valerie Moscato said.
The school Superintendent then lied to the media with this release.
“It is not accurate that this student was told that they were not allowed to conduct research or report on any individual for a school assignment, including President Trump. To the best of our knowledge, by choice the student is still conducting their project on President Trump.” -Dr. Kenneth Graham, Sachem Central School District
“And I’m Incensed that my story was said to be inaccurate by you, my story is NOT inaccurate, my daughter didn’t lie, no one should make a child feel that way. And you’re supposed to protect my child, and I’m waiting for your reply and I’m waiting for your apology,” Bella’s father Arthur Moscato stated.
The mother and father hammered members of the school board along with the Superintendent at the meeting this week.
The Moscatos say they want an apology from the teacher.