Principal Lance Groppel should change his name to Lance Grovel. His politically correct apologies are a disgrace.
School officials in Texas apologized Monday for a Donald Trump-themed pep rally featuring a sign depicting the border wall that the presidential candidate wants to build between the United States and Mexico.
Students at Colleyville Heritage High School in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District posed with Trump-themed signs before a football game against Trinity High School of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District on Friday, setting off allegations of racism after pictures appeared on social media.
“This is disgusting,” one Trinity alumnus wrote on Facebook. “I remember other high schools being snobby and backhanded about our socioeconomic status when I was at Trinity High School but this is just too far.”
“On behalf of everyone here, I’m sorry,” Colleyville Heritage High School principal Lance Groppel said in a statement obtained by The Post. “We made a mistake and we have to learn from it going forward. While I believe it was not the intent, I do believe that it is important to have a full understanding of the impact that comments can have on others.”
Groppel called Trinity High School principal Mike Harris early Monday to personally clear the air.
“This is a learning opportunity for our campus,” Groppel’s statement continued. “We are hopeful that the students will be able to learn more about one another and it will lead to understanding, healing and ultimately forgiveness.”
Rick Hadley, spokesman for the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, told The Post that themes for pep rallies are approved prior to the start of the school year, adding that individual banners or signs are not approved. Friday’s theme was “Make Colleyville Heritage Great Again,” a reference to the school’s lack of success against state powerhouse Trinity.
But Hadley acknowledged that theme was perhaps not the most appropriate given the differences between the schools. Hadley said 58 percent of students at Colleyville are white, while just 36 percent of students were white at Trinity during the 2014-15 academic school year, the Dallas Morning News reports. Trinity is also listed as the most diverse public high school in Texas, according to Niche, a startup that ranks US schools.
Don’t worry, Colleyville students. President Trump will visit your school one day and you’ll have the chance to show him your wall without fear of being accused of being racists.
As it stands right now, Hillary Clinton just last week called you a basket of deplorables, meaning you are not Americans and you have no rights. Get out the vote for Trump and teach the witch a lesson.