Melania Trump has made the decision to stay in NYC instead of moving into the White House, because she wants her 10-year-old son Barron to finish the school year at his current school.
Barron Trump attends Columbia Prep, which costs $46,690 per year, and is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
It is understandable that Melania would not want to uproot her son from school midyear.
But other parents at the school are not happy, and have been sending furious letters to the headmaster of the school.
Parents are reportedly concerned over any disruption over their children, with one board member telling Vanity Fair: “Some parents are freaking out and worked up about security and what the school is going to do.”
Other grumblings ranged from being forced to use the stairs after a lift was cordoned off for the First Lady and concern over the logistics of having a Secret Service presence at school to protect the child of the President and First Lady. One reportedly complained of Mr Trump’s “lack of respect for protocol”.
Columbia Prep has responded to concerns by organizing a meeting for parents next month, according to an email sent out this week. The email, from headmaster Dr Richard Soghoian, assures parents the school has already “instituted additional measures and added additional staff under the guidance of highly experienced and knowledgeable experts from the Secret Service.”
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