Earlier this week, a Randle, Washington high school asked students to come to school as their favorite celebrities as part of “Spirit Week.” So sophomores Chandler Krueger and Mason Mudge did what they were told and showed up as their favorite celebs — two women.
According to KING-TV, the two White Pass Junior and Senior High students showed up dressed as rapper Niki Minaj and Miss America, respectively. But their choice to dress as women prompted Principal Gary Stamper to make them choose between changing clothes or going home. Mudge and Krueger chose to leave.
“If they really wanted Spirit Week, why punish somebody for being spirited?” Krueger said.
In response, at least 10 students went to class on Thursday dressed as members of the opposite sex.
“I think it’s really awesome that all the kids support me and support the decisions that I made,” Mudge told KING. “I walked into school this morning and everyone was dressed in pink and all that.”
None of the students who took part in the show of support were disciplined. Columbia School District Superintendent Chuck Wyborney said that neither Mudge nor Krueger will be suspended for their costume choice, and said he would investigate district policies on such matters.
“If it happens again, we’ll handle it differently,” he said.
Watch KING’s story on the protest, as aired on Thursday, below.
‘I don’t see any hands’: Awkward silence after CNN asks undecided voter panel if Trump won debate
A panel of undecided voters unanimously told CNN on Thursday that President Donald Trump did not win the final presidential debate of 2020.
"Who thinks Donald Trump won this debate?" CNN's Gary Tuchman asked the panel of North Carolina voters following the debate.
"I don't see any hands. That's a zero," the reporter added following an awkward moment of silence.
In all, nine voters said that Democratic nominee Joe Biden came out ahead, while two voters believed it was a draw.
Watch the video below from CNN.
Trump adviser lashes out at masks: ‘People around him have their masks on… he still got COVID’
Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller asserted over the weekend that masks don't work because President Donald Trump was infected with COVID-19.
Miller made the remarks during an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.
"Why does the president continue to hold these rallies where thousands of people are packed together, the vast majority of them without masks?" Wallace asked. "Why doesn't the president follow his administration's own guidelines at his rallies?"
"I encourage everyone who is attending a Trump rally to put the mask on," Miller replied. "But look, as we get close to the election, people don't want to be living in fear in their basements."
WATCH: Trump backer flails as she gets called out by CNN host for defending president’s conspiracy mongering
Appearing on CNN to talk about Donald Trump's waffling when asked about QAnon during his NBC town hall on Thursday night, a regular defender of the president tried to brush off concerns about the president's penchant for promoting conspiracy theories he thinks might help his re-election -- and was promptly called out by CNN host Jim Sciutto.
Speaking to Sciutto and co-host Poppy Harlow, Washington Examiner correspondent Salena Zito -- who has been accused of making up quotes from Trump supporters to flesh out her stories -- was asked about the president's controversial comments and tweets.