Trump’s America: White teachers dress up as Mexican border walls for Halloween

Trump’s America: White teachers dress up as Mexican border walls for Halloween

Trump’s America: White teachers dress up as Mexican border walls for Halloween

"We embrace all students", Dr. Josh Middleton said in a Facebook live video Friday morning. Another photo showed adults holding a cardboard cutout of a wall, wearing various Americana symbols including one person in an eagle costume and another dressed like the statue of liberty. "We already have district administration looking into the matter first thing this morning", Middleton said. "We believe the school and classrooms have now become hostile environments that are not conducive to the education of the students". "We have a responsibility to teach and reach all students, period".

Middleton said he had been contacted by a parent "expressing concern' over the staff's costumes".

Incorporating President Donald Trump's border wall into a Halloween costume is questionable at best - especially if you're an elementary school teacher.

All 14 staffers have been put on paid leave, according to the superintendent, who added that "a member of the district's crisis team would be taking over day-to-day principal duties at Middleton Heights for the time being".

But the district later removed the photos, and the school district's superintendent issued a statement apologizing for the photo, calling the costumes "clearly insensitive and inappropriate". In other images, the teachers were depicted clad in stereotypical Mexican garb complete with maracas, sombreros, and black mustaches. Screenshots of the pictures were posted across social media and went viral, sparking outrage from the Hispanic community, activists and others. No, I don't. Was there a poor judgment involved? The event also took place at a time when emotions about immigration are running high and people are debating the political correctness of Halloween costumes. "Absolutely. And we now have to own those decisions".

"Do I think there was a malicious intent in this poor decision?"

The town of 7,500 people is located about 34 miles west of Boise.

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