Parents pull kids from class in anger after Ivanka Trump's surprise school visit

Many parents who later got to know about Ivanka's visit and opposed the president's views were very upset that they were not informed


                            Parents pull kids from class in anger after Ivanka Trump's surprise school visit

Some parents in Connecticut pulled their children out of class after the first daughter and adviser to the president Ivanka Trump made a surprise visit to a school in the state. 

Reports state that Ivanka spoke to high school students at the Norwalk Early College Academy on Monday. She was addressing the students of a program at Norwalk High School which allows students to earn a high school diploma and associate's degree in software engineering.

Ivanka Trump leaves as U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Sen. Tim Scott, and Sen. Marco Rubio look on during a news conference (Getty Images)

New Jersey's News 12 reported saying that Ivanka's visit was kept quiet due to security concerns. The news outlet also reported that many parents who later got to know about her visit and opposed the president's views were very upset that they were not informed.

"This should have been brought to our attention, although I do understand security reasons," parent Karey Fitzgerald told News 12. "I think we should have had the choice to send our child to school or keep them home."

Ivanka Trump delivers remarks alongside students and members of Congress (Getty Images)

Ivanka was reportedly joined by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on the visit. The duo had gone to the school to meet the students and talk about the importance of taking science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and computer science education. 

"Some parents pulled their children from class on Monday, saying they were troubled they were not told in advance that President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior White House adviser was paying a visit," the Associated Press reported.

Ivanka Trump (R) hosts a listening session with military spouses, including Kim Lopez at the White House (Getty Images)

However, there were some parents who appeared more positive about and thanked Ivanka for the visit, saying that their kids would never forget about the experience. 

“My son Nicolas Guzman is a NECA student and you talked to him today and he’s so excited about it,” Angela Yaneth Guzman wrote on Trump’s Facebook page. “It’s something he will never forget. Thank you, Ivanka.”

Ivanka Trump (L), Adviser and daughter of President Donald Trump, and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway (R) (Getty Images)

Reports state that Ivanka seemed unaware of the parents' complaints and continued with the visit.

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