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Backlash After Students Build Trump 'Wall' at High School Rally

A suburban high school football rivalry escalated Friday after a Donald Trump-themed pep rally, which triggered allegations of racism.
Image: Students with a pep rally sign that depicts the "wall" Donald Trump wants to build along the Mexican border
Students with a sign that depicts the "wall" Donald Trump wants to build along the Mexican border.@audreywarnerr/Twitter
/ Source: NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

A rivalry between two Texas high school football teams has triggered allegations of racism.

Pictures posted to social media show Colleyville Heritage High School students at a pep rally posing with a poster painted like a wall inscribed with the words, "Paid For by Trinity," in a reference to Trump's remarks about building a wall on the U.S. Mexico border.

Students with a sign that depicts the "wall" Donald Trump wants to build along the Mexican border.@audreywarnerr/Twitter

Colleyville Heritage is in a predominately white and affluent neighborhood. The rival school, Trinity High School, is a more racially and economically diverse school; about one quarter of the students are Latino and about 20 percent are African American.

The theme of the pep rally was "Make Colleyville Great Again."

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