Why these high school teachers were on leave after Halloween

Why these high school teachers were on leave after Halloween
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Employees at a school in Idaho, US, who donned Halloween costumes depicting Mexican people and a border wall emblazoned with "Make America Great Again" have been placed on administrative leave."data-reactid =" 15 ">
Employees at a school in Idaho, US, who donned Halloween costumes depicting Mexican people and a border wall emblazoned with "Make America Great Again" have been placed on administrative leave.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The Idaho Statesman reports that Middleton School District's superintendent Josh Middleton has announced the decision Saturday at a special school board meeting."data-reactid =" 16 ">The Idaho Statesman reports that Middleton School District's superintendent Josh Middleton has announced the decision Saturday at a special school board meeting.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "They are not paid or unpaid leave. "data-reactid =" 17 ">They are not paid or unpaid leave.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The costumes were posted on the district's Facebook page on Thursday night."data-reactid =" 18 ">The costumes were posted on the district's Facebook page on Thursday night.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "They were later removed, but screenshots captured the images that went viral."data-reactid =" 19 ">They were later removed, but screenshots captured the images that went viral.

14 staff members in the Middleton School District have left their homes in Mexico City and Trump's border wall for Halloween. Source: KTLA

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Brightly colored ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches while holding maracas."data-reactid =" 40 ">Brightly colored ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches while holding maracas.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Another woman in a blue jacket reads "Make America Great Again" while wearing various americana symbols."data-reactid =" 41 ">Another woman in a blue jacket reads "Make America Great Again" while wearing various americana symbols.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Superintendent Josh Middleton said in a Facebook live video. "data-reactid =" 42 ">Superintendent Josh Middleton said in a Facebook live video.

Superintendent Josh Middleton apologizes on behalf of the district. Source: Yahoo News Video

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "He apologized on behalf of the district and said he was deeply troubled that he called "clearly insensitive and inappropriate"."data-reactid =" 63 ">He apologized on behalf of the district and said he was deeply troubled that he called "clearly insensitive and inappropriate".

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""On behalf of the Middleton School District, I share sincerest apologies for these insensitive actions and offending our families and patrons," he said. "Again, we are better than this.""data-reactid =" 64 ">"On behalf of the Middleton School District, I share sincerest apologies for these insensitive actions and offending our families and patrons," he said. "Again, we are better than this."

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Middleton so said he did not think the staffs donned the costumes maliciously, but reiterated that it was "poor judgment.""data-reactid =" 65 ">Middleton so said he did not think the staffs donned the costumes maliciously, but reiterated that it was "poor judgment."

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Elizabeth Almanza, a member of a group called PODER that advocates for undocumented people and immigrants, said she hopes the district takes action and does not just acknowledge the issue on social media."data-reactid =" 66 ">Elizabeth Almanza, a member of a group called PODER that advocates for undocumented people and immigrants, said she hopes the district takes action and does not just acknowledge the issue on social media.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""Almanza wrote in a Facebook post. "data-reactid =" 67 ">"Almanza wrote in a Facebook post.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""Imagine how some of the students felt when they went into their classrooms on Halloween and saw their teachers (people looking up to) dressed like this? "data-reactid =" 68 ">"Imagine how some of the students felt when they went into their classrooms on Halloween and saw their teachers (people looking up to) dressed like this?

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""This is NOT funny. This is heartbreaking. Students deserve better. ""data-reactid =" 69 ">"This is NOT funny. This is heartbreaking. Students deserve better. "

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