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West Virginia teacher in hot water over anti-Trump jacket

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 00:57

Parents in a small West Virginia town are up in arms after a high school teacher wore a jacket with an anti-Trump message while on campus. Nathan Frandino reports.

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West Virginia teacher in hot water over anti-Trump jacket

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 00:57