17 November 2016

Young Students Are Chanting "Build The Wall"

Build The Wall
Contrary to what the media earlier reported, not a few students at Royal Oak Middle School in Michigan were recorded chanting "build the wall!" during their lunch period. Recorded last 9 November, the inspiring chant quickly gone viral.

Their words echo the same ubiquitous call that took hold during President-elect Trump's campaign.

A video that appears to show the incident currently has more than 4.7 million views on Facebook, and shows students sitting around tables in the school's cafeteria while a group of students chant.

District Superintendent Shawn Lewis-Lakin confirmed the incident in a public statement, and said that the chants were confined to a "small group of students." But a closer look and interviews inside the school reveal that majority of the young students are supporting President-elect Trump and are chanting the words often.

"Because of the strong emotions and intensity of rhetoric that the posting of this incident to social media has elicited, we have had families express concern regarding student safety," the statement read. "Know that we work with our partners in law enforcement on responding to any and all threats that have been or will be made involving our students or schools."

Police were on hand at the middle school all day on 10 November, The Detroit News reported.

It's a great day to start school.