Elementary School Cancels Mock Election After Students Chant ‘Trump’

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An elementary school in Centereach, New York canceled a mock presidential election after students began chanting "Trump," according to the Washington Times.

Jericho Elementary School traditionally holds a mock presidential election, but school officials decided to cancel the event due to students chanting "Trump" for the Republican nominee in the cafeteria.

According to the school's principal, Glen Rogers, students have also repeated "negative rhetoric about minorities."

"Teachers have said they've heard some kids in the cafeteria chanting ‘Trump! Trump! Trump!' or saying they don't want Muslims here," Rogers told ABC News.

"I mean, kids often repeat what they hear on the TV or the news, but it doesn't mean it's OK," he added. "We have a diverse community here. We want all our students to feel valued."

Fifth grader Miranda Water told a local ABC News affiliate that she did not like the negativity surrounding the presidential campaign.

"Some people think Clinton's not good. Some think Trump's not good. So there's a lot of arguments going on, and I don't like that," she said.

Students at Jericho Elementary will vote on their favorite school lunches instead of holding a mock presidential election.

Madeleine Weast

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Madeleine Weast is Assistant Social Media Editor for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014. Prior to joining the Beacon, she was a Communications Fellow at The Charles Koch Institute. Madeleine is from Prairie Village, Kansas and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @MadeleineWeast.

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