School staff who wore border wall costume on paid leave

School staff who wore border wall costume on paid leave

School staff who wore border wall costume on paid leave

One group dressed like a border wall, the other like Mexican stereotypes.

A group of elementary school teachers from Middleton School District in Middleton, Idaho, dressed up as Mexicans and President Donald Trump's U.S. -Mexico border wall for Halloween.

The photos of staff members from Middleton Heights Elementary School in Middleton, Idaho, were quickly met with outrage from the local Hispanic community and beyond. He continued, "We already have district administration looking into the matter first thing this morning ..." Superintendent Josh Middleton issued an apology ... sort of.

The photos are now circulating across Facebook and Twitter with parents and Treasure Valley residents. The photos were later removed, though not before some had captured screenshots.

"We are better than this", he said in the video.

The pictures showed one group of teachers, who appear to be white, wearing ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches.

Saudi Crown Prince 'may survive Khashoggi crisis' due to crackdown
The Saudi government has not offered an official explanation for Prince Khaled's arrest nor the conditions of his release. The crown prince's allies have said last year's crackdown was a fight against corruption and Prince Alwaleed agreed.

"I was shown those photos and [was] deeply troubled by the decision by our staff members to wear those costumes that are clearly insensitive and inappropriate", he says in the video.

There was probably no malicious intent, he said, just poor judgment - adding that the district will be conducting an investigation. "Again, we are better than this".

Proving that even Halloween isn't immune from the political division our country is now embroiled in, an Idaho school district has issued an apology after it faced stiff backlash to pictures of staffers in pro-Trump, anti-Immigrant costumes for the holiday. "As a mother to a minority child, I would be mortified if this were my child's teacher".

"The fact that these elementary school teachers thought this would be OK demonstrates how much more cultural competence training is needed in education", Kevin Nadal, a psychology professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, wrote on Twitter. "They should be fired", a parent told the station. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, almost 10 percent of Middleton's population are Hispanic, and the school district offers a migrant education program.

Middleton, Idaho, is about 20 miles northwest of Boise, with a population of 7,400.

Recommended News

  • Watch Here: Ryan Reynolds Goes After Hugh Jackman in Mock Political Ad

    Watch Here: Ryan Reynolds Goes After Hugh Jackman in Mock Political Ad

    In the video, he says "think before you vote" - nothing too subtle there, eh? But definitely see The Front Runner . Reynolds and Jackman played Deadpool and Wolverine , respectively, in the 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine .
    Drake Accuses a Vancouver Casino of Racial Profiling #Drake

    Drake Accuses a Vancouver Casino of Racial Profiling #Drake

    Following Drake's post, Parq Vancouver's website was flooded with negative comments, with one user saying, "It's 2018 not 1945". In an Instagram post, he called the Madison Club "the most offensive place I have ever stayed at in my life".
    Apple falls below $1tn despite revenue and profit rise

    Apple falls below $1tn despite revenue and profit rise

    Last month, Apple introduced a second-generation iPhone X , dubbed the iPhone XS, which began shipping at the end of September. Apple ($ AAPL ) reported disappointing iPhone sales and weak guidance for the all-important holiday quarter.
  • Eddie Jones Turns On English Media Desperate 'For Him To Be Sacked'

    Eddie Jones Turns On English Media Desperate 'For Him To Be Sacked'

    In the first meeting between the two heavyweights since 2014, England may also need to create tries to overcome the All Blacks. It was a good Test match game of rugby today. "New Zealand's a different kettle of fish to the Springboks", Jones added.
    Jadon Sancho not leaving Borussia Dortmund for Paris Saint-Germain

    Jadon Sancho not leaving Borussia Dortmund for Paris Saint-Germain

    Sancho has starred for the Bundesliga leaders this season, scoring five goals and assisting eight in 14 games in all competitions. Jadon Sancho's impact at just 18 is "something special", Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said .
    Loan in 59 minutes! PM Modi launches portal for SMEs seeking funds

    Loan in 59 minutes! PM Modi launches portal for SMEs seeking funds

    The Prime Minister said that MSMEs could upload their supply bills, as proofs, on the web portal to receive loans from banks. MSMEs need file just one annual return for compliance with eight labour laws and 10 central rules, he said.
  • Egyptian militants who attacked Christian pilgrims killed

    Egyptian militants who attacked Christian pilgrims killed

    He said he was praying for the "pilgrims killed for the sole fact of being Christians", asking that those grieving be comforted. The ministry published photos of bloodied bodies with their faces concealed and assault rifles and shotguns lying beside them.
    X Factor cancels voting after sound issues

    X Factor cancels voting after sound issues

    At the end of the programme, another message said: "Due to a technical issue, tonight's vote has been cancelled". Performances from contestants Danny Tetley and Anthony Russell were particularly affected by the problems.
    Arsenal player ratings vs Liverpool: Granit Xhaka shines on the big stage

    Arsenal player ratings vs Liverpool: Granit Xhaka shines on the big stage

    He's very young and he's improving but also with the ambition [that] he can do more". If they don't lose by more than three goals next week, I'll be shocked. "And he can.
  • Khachanov enters Paris Masters final

    Khachanov enters Paris Masters final

    Thiem, the French Open finalist, came from behind to win 4-6 6-4 6-4 against Jack Sock, who won the title in Paris past year . Cilic and Thiem sealed the last two spots for the season-ending ATP Finals in London, starting on November 11.
    Comedian Pete Davidson criticized for mocking injured veteran on SNL

    Comedian Pete Davidson criticized for mocking injured veteran on SNL

    During a bit on Republicans running for Congress, Davidson joked that Dan Crenshaw looks like he belongs in a porno. President Trump was sharply criticized in 2015 for dismissively saying former Sen.
    Kenya’s Keitany wins NYC Marathon for 4th time in 5 years

    Kenya’s Keitany wins NYC Marathon for 4th time in 5 years

    Keitany, second to American Shalane Flanagan in 2017 after three NY victories, returned to the top with a runaway performance. She won in 2014, 2015 and 2016 before coming in second a year ago to American Shalane Flanagan , who finished third on Sunday.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.