Parents at a tony Connecticut high school were so triggered by a surprise visit from Ivanka Trump to Norwalk Early College Academy that they pulled their children out of classes, lest they be forced to gaze upon the First Daughter.
Trump made an unannounced visit to the Academy on Tuesday, along with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, who developed the education model that NECA is built on. The pair visited classrooms, talked with administrators and delivered a series of short remarks, but — shockingly — did not harm any students in the process.
The visit was kept quiet until right before Ivanka and her party arrived, ostensibly for security reasons, and that left some parents who oppose Ivanka's father, President Donald Trump, steamed — so steamed, they called the school and had their kids yanked from classes and sent home.
"This should have been brought to our attention, although I do understand security reasons,” one of the parents, Karey Fitzgerald, told a local news station. “I think we should have had the choice to send our child to school or keep them home.” she added.
Because of the time constraints, only one student was successfully rescued from Ivanka's clutches.
Typically, a visit from a White House official is seen as good publicity for an education facility, and other parents — and students — told the First Daughter later that they appreciated her attention. One parent even thanked Ivanka on Facebook for speaking directly to her son, whom she said would cherish the interaction.