Alissa Perry, a teacher in Port Charlotte, Florida was forced to remove her Black History Month poster that honored Colin Kaepernick after receiving complaints.
The poster featured the former NFL player taking a knee in his San Francisco 49ers uniform. Jaidyn Etheart, a student at the high school, recorded Perry emotionally removing the door hanging and shared it via Twitter. See below:
The school district said the front office was getting several phone calls asking for the poster to be taken down, but students of Port Charlotte are saying the school district cracked under pressure, according to Wink News.
Mike Riley, a Charlotte Country School District Spokesperson, told Wink News “We were getting parents complaining and everybody, and we just thought we have to put an end to this,” Mike Riley, a Charlotte Country School District Spokesperson, told Wink News. “It was a lose, lose situation for us.”
Etheart later posted this photo of the door hanging after it was taken down: