MORRISTOWN — A Morristown High School junior said he was asked to remove his satirical artwork of President Donald Trump from a school art show.

Liam Shea told Morristown Green that principal Mark Manning asked him to take down two drawings of Trump that were meant to be displayed at the annual Art & Design Show.

One picture depicts Trump riding a rocket while taking a selfie. The other is of Trump with a pig snout and hooves grabbing a pussy cat.

Manning told Shea, "Other people weren't too happy" with the images, according to the report.

"Although I was disappointed that the school decided to remove both pieces, Liam welcomed the controversy," his mother wrote on Facebook. "He holds no ill will over the decision and has the utmost respect for the principal and all his teachers at MHS. He has no intention of demanding it be returned to the display or causing any trouble for the school."

In another post, Shea wrote that her son achieved every artist's dream of being banned.

Kelly Shea said the picture gave her an additional reason to be proud of her children.

A message for Morris School District Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast has not yet been returned.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.

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