NJ school district paying former teacher $325K over Trump T-shirt scandal

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A retired New Jersey teacher who got death threats after editing a President Trump T-shirt out of a high school yearbook has now been awarded a $325,000 settlement from the district, according to a report. Susan Parsons insisted she was regularly ordered to make edits to photos at Wall Township High School, including making a “Trump Make America Great Again” shirt look like a plain blue one in 2017. When the alteration sparked outrage, Parsons was set up to “take the blame,” getting suspended and barred from talking to the media, she claimed in a lawsuit filed in May 2019. The school’s yearbook adviser — who said she voted for Trump in 2016 — received hate mail and death threats, her suit claimed. The Wall Township school board approved the $325,000 settlement with Parsons on Tuesday night, NJ.com said, citing a copy of the agreement obtained through an open records request.

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