YORK COUNTY, Va. — A video is circulating online and has been shared thousands of times. It shows a York County school official wrapping a President Donald Trump 2020 flag around a student's neck.
"It's wrong. It's the wrong thing to be teaching kids," said community member Merrill Williams.
Todd Hodges said, "I don't care what it is, I think that particular action is out of hand."
The district spokesperson released a statement that said:
The York County School Division is aware of the video being circulated on social media depicting an interaction between a para-educator and a student. We take this matter seriously, as we do all concerns brought to our attention.
The York County School Division believes every student is entitled to a safe and welcoming school environment. School Board policy also recognizes that school time and school property should not be used for any political purposes. Employees are expected to refrain from engaging in any activity supporting or opposing a candidate or political party while on duty, while on school property during school hours, or while representing the school division.
As such, we would like to assure our community that school and division administrators are continuing to review this personnel matter in accordance with division policies and procedures.