Poll Context: A group of students at a western North Carolina high school built a wall made of boxes and blocked access to a common area, and their Latino classmates are upset.
The students were allowed into McDowell High School, about 100 miles northwest of Charlotte, on Wednesday to perform a prank as a teacher supervised them.
A photo of the wall with about 30 students standing in front of it was shared on Instagram and captioned, ‘We built the wall first.’
A school district spokesman says the students won’t face any disciplinary action.
Brian Oliver told WLOS: ‘In viewing the actual photo and what took place, there’s not anything offensive in the photo.
‘There was no offensive activity at the time.
‘What became offensive or concerning was what took place on social media afterwards.
‘So, it’s hard for the school to have control or to take action against something that happened on social media that was outside school hours and outside any school network.’