President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the contest over Hillary Clinton has led to a variety of unique scenarios. For example, Trump’s wife, Melania, has indicated she and her youngest son Baron will not be living in the White House. This decision was made, in part, because Melania wishes for Baron to not have to leave his school and relocate. Naturally, the idea of having the president’s child, and particularly a president as disliked as Trump, attending school has the other parents of students rightfully concerned. One parent said they are, “Worried about some type of Mexican multi-car street abduction.”
A board member, who spoke on a condition of anonymity, for Columbia Prep said, “Some parents are freaking out and worked up about security and what the school is going to do. There’s going to be all that kind of stuff to figure out and deal with.”
Another issue will be that the community surrounding the school is a liberal bastion and overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton during the presidential election. Now that Trump is soon to be in power, there are sure to be certain rivalries and flare ups regarding his presidency.
The same board member says while the transition to Trump’s son being a student will be difficult, they also find a silver lining in how being the school which teaches Trump’s children will be good for business. The board member said, “Overall, this is a good thing for the school and its cachet. It certainly raises its profile.”