A trip for students from two Ottawa Catholic high schools to observe the U.S. presidential election has been cancelled because of an article on an anti-abortion website, leaving students and parents confused and disappointed.
“It would have been an amazing, a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Josh Clatney, a 15-year-old Grade 10 student at St. Peter Catholic High School.
He and more than 50 other students from St. Peter and St. Matthew Catholic high schools in Orleans were scheduled to leave for Ohio on Saturday, accompanied by five teachers.
Scott Searle, a teacher at St. Peter, organized the trip to give them a first-hand glimpse of the American presidential election campaign and voting process as the campaign heads into its final days.
Perhaps the school principal should learn something about comments on the Internet. The students have certainly learned that some people have no principles…