An unannounced school visit by first daughter Ivanka Trump, meant to be a pleasant surprise, wound up causing some anti-Donald-Trump parents to pull their kids from class.
"I think we should have had the choice to send our child to school or keep them home", Karey Fitzgerald, a Norwalk Early College Academy parent, told News 12 CT. "Although I do understand for security reasons we might not have been told ahead of time but I still think we should have had a choice whether to send our child to school or keep them home". Parents told the news station they had received little information about the tour beforehand.
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"Only one parent withdrew their student for the school day Monday after hearing of the visit".
"To see the passion and enthusiasm for bringing real life experienced through internship creates this really lovely virtuous angle", she said. Some parents who do not agree with her father, President Donald Trump's policies abruptly pulled their kids from class.
The president's daughter praised the school and students. An alumni of the academy, Monica Mercuri, also expressed her disapproval.
Never in a million years would I think Ivanka Trump would come to my high school.
"Great visit to Norwalk Early College Academy today with @IBM CEO @GinniRometty", Trump wrote on Twitter. They can earn a high school diploma and an associate's degree in four years.
Trump, however, posted pictures of her visit with a caption that read "It was an honor to meet so many bright and talented students!"