Elkhart Community Schools has released a statement about President Donald Trump’s use of North Side Middle School Gym for a rally on Thursday.
The Trump rally was originally slated to be in South Bend. The location was changed over the weekend. The school board has since been protested by people angry that the public school would be used for a partisan political rally.
The statement read in part, “the Board of School Trustees acknowledges and respects the office of the President, regardless of party affiliations and positions.”
In the statement they say they also offered use of the facility to the Obama administration in 2016 when he was coming to Elkhart. Obama ultimately chose a different location.
The Trump rally is on Thursday starting at 7 p.m.