High school students get death threats after posing as Donald Trump, wall

Teens get death threats for dressing up as Trump, wall
Screengrab: WKMG

On Tuesday, Florida station WKMG reported that Cassidy Cushman and Shelby McCellan, two students attending Palatka High School in Palatka, Florida, were targeted with death threats after Cushman posted a photo showing them dressed as GOP nominee Donald Trump and his signature “wall.”

The situation required the school to bring in more security, WKMG said:

Additional officers were called to Palatka High School Tuesday, the day after Cassidy Cushman posted a photo on her Facebook page. The photo showed Cushman dressed as “the wall” and her friend, Shelby McCellan, wearing a Trump costume for the start of homecoming week, which had a theme of America on Monday.

Cassidy and Shelby said they were met with threats and taunts online and at school over their costumes. Cassidy said she notified law enforcement officers because of the threats.

“We had additional staff to Palatka High School, which is only staff(ed) with two resource deputies. We added a third resource deputy in that school and we also worked with the Putnam County School District Police Department and provided some additional manpower just to make sure tensions were not going to remain high and there were not going to be any problems,” Capt. Joe Wells said.

“There was nothing racist and/or mean about (the) choice of costume. They are just strong in their political beliefs,” Shelby’s mother told the station. “Both myself and the other girl’s mother spoke with the school principal this morning. And he, along with other staff, saw no issue with the costumes the girls had on.”

take our poll - story continues below

What is your top alternative to Facebook? - FIXED

  • What is your top alternative to Facebook?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Conservative Firing Line updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: Lost 2014 Video: Two Weeks Before Unexpected Death, Joan Rivers Said Barack ‘gay,’ Michelle a ‘transgender’

Here’s a video report of the incident, courtesy of WKMG:

In February 2011, I first said that liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of rage and hate.  Sadly, liberals prove that assertion correct on just about any given day.

No doubt, Hillary Clinton thinks these two girls are “irredeemable” and “un-American.”


If you haven’t checked out and liked our Facebook page, please go here and do so.

And if you’re as concerned about Facebook censorship as we are, go here and order this new book:

Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad
Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad – Source: Author (used with permission)


Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.