This is Steve Dinkel, the principal of Jefferson High School in Wisconsin.
Jefferson County is in between Milwaukee and Madison, but is a very conservative county located in an important swing state that voted overwhelmingly for Trump. So it caused some waves when he used his Twitter account to tweet out a meme of Trump getting killed by Sleepy Joe in a chokehold.
He’s since taken his Twitter down @apsdinkel and is denying it’s him, but when you search for him on Twitter you can still see cached images of his tweets.
And in the ultimate act of hypocrisy he also banned kids from driving cars to school with Trump flags on them.
This post, whatever its origin, rankled a lot of community members, among them a group of students who wanted to park their trucks with full-size Trump flags in the school parking lot. School policy currently bans political signs, T-shirts, hats, etc. on school grounds, including the parking lot, whatever a person’s political persuasion. So the students parked their vehicles on the street just bordering the high school property on the east, with the array of Trump flags in clear view. One truck even had a full-size upright flagpole in its truckbed, with four flags hanging from it. By mid-afternoon, the trucks remained parked on the same street, but the Trump flags had been taken down. The flags themselves were seen by some community members as a threat, as noted by Kat Lopez, who posted a photo of the parked vehicles on the school’s Facebook page, asking “What will your administration be doing to make sure all students of color feel safe at their school after this incident at the high school this morning?”
What will the principal do to make sure all students of color feel safe after the “incident”? Hopefully tells any kid who doesn’t feel “safe” because some kids are supporting a different candidate than they are, to have a coke and a smile and shut the fuck up. Because if you’re genuinely “scared” of Trump flags then you’re a sheltered coward who’s parents have completely failed them for the real world.
So let me get this straight. The principal is using a Twitter account with a picture of the school that identifies him as the principal and thus as a representative of the school, and he’s tweeting out memes glorifying chokeholds to kill Trump, but the students at the school can’t express their support for a political candidate. Even if it is a school rule, it’s still unconstitutional and has been held up in several Supreme Court decisions. Just because this dumpy woke Mom left a comment on the school’s Facebook page doesn’t mean the First Amendment stops existing.
Same chick who donated money to rapist Jacob Blake, who was shot in nearby Kenosha after attempting to kidnap his victim’s children despite having a restraining order out against him due to the fact that he raped her a couple months prior.
Oh, and here’s a picture I found on Jefferson High School’s Facebook page.
Just teachers wearing RBG masks while promoting “kindness, acceptance, and inclusion day,” none of which applies to kindness towards or acceptance of people who hold conservative viewpoints.
Anyway, there’s a lot of morons I’ve seen on this post doing the whole “he can post whatever he wants on Twitter as long as he’s not at school” thing. Apparently these ding dongs have been living under a rock for the last 10 years so they’re unaware that the things you post on your “personal” social media account can affect your job status, even if you didn’t post it on the clock. Seriously, this is like social media 101 stuff. Your Twitter account is not your burn book. Ask any cop who’s been disciplined for sharing their thoughts about BLM, a terrorist group that hates them. Principal Dickhead is a hypocrite and you might be able to get away with this in Somerville, but it’s not gonna go the way you planned if you try it in Trump county Wisconsin.
Please consider supporting local journalism by donating to the Turtle fund:
Hello Turtle Riders. As you know if you follow Turtleboy we are constantly getting censored and banned by Facebook for what are clearly not violations of their terms of service. Twitter has done the same, and trolls mass reported our blog to Google AdSense thousands of times, leading to demonitization. We can get by and survive, but we could really use your help. Please consider donating by hitting the PayPal button above if you’d like support free speech and what we do in the face of Silicon Valley censorship. Or just buy our award winning book about the dangers of censorship and rise of Turtleboy: