Schoolteachers Who Dressed Up as ‘Mexicans’ and Wall for Halloween Have Been Suspended

Style Magazine Newswire | 11/9/2018, 8:36 a.m.
An Idaho superintendent has issued a public apology and placed 14 employees on paid administrative leave after staff at a ...

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An Idaho superintendent has issued a public apology and placed 14 employees on paid administrative leave after staff at a public elementary school dressed up as Mexicans and a border wall for Halloween. The images began circulating on social media this week, and they depict more than a dozen adults dressed up in two groups at Middleton Heights Elementary School, in a town of about 7,500 located 30 miles west of Boise. One group is dressed up as stereotypes of Mexicans, replete with maracas, ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches. The other group is dressed as wall segments plastered with the Make America Great Again slogan. On Saturday morning, Middleton announced the employee actions during a special school board meeting, The Idaho Statesman reported. The board later said the investigation would continue.