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UPDATE: Group hopes to cancel Trump's plans to speak at Sioux City school -- GUESS WHO IS PAYING TO SHUT THE DONALD UP?

Posted: Oct 26, 2015 5:31 PM EDT

 
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is slated to speak at Sioux City's West high school Tuesday night.

But, an online petition asks the superintendent of Sioux City's schools to not allow Trump to use the school for his speech.

The group "DREAM Iowa" hopes the district will cancel Trump's plans to speak on school property.

The group currently has more than 1,200 signatures calling Trump a "bully," and that he doesn't "belong in Iowa schools."

This petition points out the district's "zero tolerance" policy toward bullying.

"We're already seeing negative effects at the school where we're already hearing racist comments in the hallways. After the event we're worried that this could actually increase and cause harm to the students," said "Ismael Valadez, DREAM Iowa.

But, when KTIV's Robert Lowe spoke with Superintendent Dr. Paul Gausman, he says the district is in no way supporting bullying in any manner.

Rather they are strictly following code. Specifically, school board policy says that school facilities are community resources, and available to the public after school hours.

 Gausman sternly said the district isn't endorsing a specific candidate in any manner

"The policy doesn't give me the ability to decide which candidates we would approve, which candidates we would not approve," said Sioux City Community Schools Superintendent, Dr. Paul Gausman. "The policy doesn't give me the ability to use a petition to help make my decision, so we have followed policy to the letter and will follow law to the letter."

Moveon.org isn't the only group protesting Trump's upcoming visits. 

On Facebook, more than 1,000 people have said they will attend a protest to "silence Donald Trump." 

The group says the protest isn't about politics, but "the safety of our community." 

Trump is said to have used rhetoric that some find offensive and those people are saying Trump's visit is allowing a bully in the school. 

The school's bullying policy is specific to students and school events. In this case, Trump is someone who rented the facility under the community resource policy.

Thus, the district policy doesn't allow them to police their events. 

There will be added security Tuesday night since this is a high profile event. Trump's campaign is paying for all that, totaling near $3,000, so Tuesday's visit will not cost the tax payers any money. 

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