Extra patrols continue at Idaho school where staff dressed as border wall for Halloween


    Teachers dress as a border wall with the words "Make America Great Again," a decision the district superintendent called "deeply troubling." (Photo: Middleton School District Facebook)

    MIDDLETON, Idaho -- Crisis teams and extra patrols are continuing at an Idaho elementary school where 14 staff members are on leave after pictures of their Halloween costumes went viral.

    The photos showed the staff members dressed in Mexican costumes and as President Trump's proposed border wall.

    On Wednesday, classes will be dismissed early for district-wide staff training, which will continue throughout the year.

    Meanwhile, people who support the teachers have been protesting in front of the school district office hoping for the staff members to be reinstated.

    A petition supporting reinstating the teachers and staff has received more than 12,000 signatures. While another petition with more than 10,000 signatures calls for no racism in Middleton schools.

    With all the reaction, there has already been concern over security at the school. Middelton Heights Elementary is a polling place and that means voters will be at the school Tuesday. Officials say there will be continued additional police presence.

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