The superintendent of an Idaho school district apologized Friday after facing backlash over photos of teachers and school members dressed up as pieces of the border wall and Mexican stereotypes on Halloween.

The teachers at Middleton Heights Elementary dressed as the “wall” posed behind large cardboard pieces painted to look like bricks, with “Make America Great Again” spelled out in red-white-and-blue letters. Others donned brightly colored ponchos and sombreros, or mariachi garb. One woman posing in the picture appears to have written MEXICAN in capital letters across the brim of her sombrero.

The photos were posted to the Middleton School District’s Facebook page. They were later deleted, but screenshots of the costumes began to circulate online, drawing condemnation from people in the district and beyond.

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