Nov 14, 2016 05:09 AM EST
'Build That Wall' Rally In Middle School Worries Parents
The President-elect Donald Trump's disclosure during the election campaign to make Mexico pay for the Southern wall cannot be undone. It has been instilled in America's young minds despite his attempts to clarify the notion several times. Royal Oak Superintendent Shawn Lewis-Lakin has no choice but to address the concern after it went viral via Facebook.
Lewis-Lakin middle school officials announce that extra efforts will be undertaken to counsel students for better understanding how harsh words and actions affect fellow classmates. However, the school did not mention their strategy in doing so with sensitivity and inclusiveness, says New York Daily News.
The video containing "Build that Wall" chants by students has gone viral in Facebook with more than two million views. Only the number of shares is evident via social media and it is not clear if it is attended by numerous students or just an isolated case involving few patrons.
The post elicited strong emotions and intensifies the situation as it reaches more families triggering parents to worry about their student's safety. Trump's popular vowing for the United States to let Mexico pay for the construction of the border wall as a policy evolved into other issues like racism.
They seem to be imitating a rally in Tampa where the "Build that wall" chant was uttered over the microphone and Trump followed suit. The President-elect describing Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists will be part of the subject for Royal Oak Middle School during a dialogue with students.
This incident has hurt many Mexican-Americans in middle school and must be dealt with appropriately to maintain a culture of respect. It is also rumored that the student who uploaded the video is suggested to be expelled. But school authorities are careful not to escalate the event further and also urged affected students to seek assistance", according to the Washington Post.
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