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Police Investigate After Man With Trump Sign Yells At Danbury High Students

A man holding a Trump sign yells at Danbury High students as they leave school on Friday.
A man holding a Trump sign yells at Danbury High students as they leave school on Friday. Photo Credit: Twitter screenshot

DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police confirmed they are investigating after a man holding a Trump sign shouted obscenities at students coming out of Danbury High School on Friday afternoon.

A video was posted on Twitter of the man, who carried a Trump sign over his head and yelled, "You'll be out of the country you [expletive] illegals," as he points at passing students in the parking lot at the school.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, who said he learned of the incident via social media, said it was "outrageous."

"Danbury PD is reviewing and investigating the incident," Boughton said in a statement. "I have spoken to the superintendent, chief of police and Principal [Dan] Donovan in the last twenty four hours regarding this incident.

"Needless to say, it is outrageous, and offensive to our entire community. Danbury is a diverse and proud community, and we will not stand idly by while our students are harassed and intimidated."

According to Boughton's Twitter, the incident occurred after the 2 p.m. school dismissal on Friday. The man was apparently at the high school to pick up a family member.

There was an incident after the video stops, involving a student who walked up to the guy shouting and began to start an altercation, Boughton said.

On Saturday morning, police confirmed "there was a disturbance" at Danbury High School on Friday but the parties "declined to press charges.

"The investigation is continuing," said police.

No charges have been filed in the case.

Danbury Superintendent of School Sal Pascarella and Danbury High Principal Dan Donovan did not return calls requesting comments Saturday.

The Twitter user FinesseIggy‏@HugoHernandez7_ said, "It has just begun! This happened at our school today, a trump supporter raging on HS kids."

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