Idaho Superintendent Apologizes After School Staff Dress as Border Wall, Mexicans for Halloween

An Idaho superintendent publicly apologized after staff members from Middleton Heights Elementary School dressed up as Trump’s “border wall” and Mexican stereotypes for Halloween, NBC News reports. Photos of the staff members wearing the costumes inside classrooms were reportedly posted on social media and the school’s Facebook page. “I am here really to share that last night, a parent contacted me expressing concern over staff costumes that were worn on Halloween during the school day,” Dr. Josh Middleton said in a video statement. “I have seen those photos and am deeply troubled by the decision by our staff members to wear those costumes that are clearly insensitive and inappropriate.” Staff members who dressed up as the “border wall” posed behind pieces of cardboard with painted-on bricks and red, white, and blue letters reading the phrase, “Make America Great Again.” Others who dressed as Mexicans wore ponchos, mustaches and sombreros. It is reportedly unclear if the teachers in the pictures will “face termination or any other disciplinary action.”