A group of charter school students offended by the “presence of
wrote a letter in protest to a scheduled school event with the presidential candidate, accusing him of being “misogynistic, homophobic, and racist” and giving the school’s principal the opening she needed to cancel the visit.
The letter was addressed to the Principal of Bronx Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy, a charter school. In it the group of students called Cruz’s ideas and very presence “offensive,” claiming that Cruz’s views are “actively working to harm us, our community, and the people we love.” They threatened to walk out of their 4th period classes as an “act of civil disobedience” against the scheduled Cruz appearance.
The New York Daily News posted the full text of the letter. One 16-year-old associated with the letter told the outlet that many of the school’s students are immigrants or from an immigrant background.