School staff on leave for offensive costumes
Fourteen staff members at an Idaho school district who donned outfits depicting Mexican people in caricature and a border wall emblazoned with “Make America Great Again” have been placed on paid administrative leave.
Middleton School District Superintendent Josh Middleton announced the decision Saturday at a special school board meeting.
School Board Chairman Tim Winkle said the costumes were part of a team-building activity after school hours.
Photos were posted to the school district’s Facebook page Thursday night and later removed, but screenshots captured the images that went viral.
The school district, about 34 miles west of Boise, offers a migrant education program.