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Long Island teacher faces backlash for calling Trump supporting students racist

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island teacher faces backlash over a Facebook post calling some of her students “racist.”

The halls of Smithtown High School West echoed with debate and heated conversation Friday as students reacted to the world language teacher’s social media post.

A screenshot of Veronica Welsh’s post was circulated, which read, “This week is spirit week at Smithtown HS West. It’s easy to spot which students are racist by the Trump gear they’re sporting for USA Day.”

Students, dressed in school colors, had vehement reactions.

“She made a mistake by putting the school’s name in it,” one student told CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan. “But she has a right to her opinion.”

“It’s her personal account too, not like she went into school and wrote it or anything. She has the right to do it,” another student said.

Read more at CBS Local

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