School district official apologizes for 'Scalp the Indians' float

A school in Oklahoma is facing backlash after students built a homecoming float with a phrase considered to be insensitive to Native Americans.

The float was a wagon featuring a homemade Native American hanging off the back with the words, "Scalp the Indians," across the side.

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“Immediate action was taken, and the float has been disassembled,” Coweta Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Holmes wrote in a letter addressed to students, families, friends and neighbors of the school district.

After KOKI posted the image of the float on its Facebook page, it found the reaction to be mixed. Some said the float wasn’t a big deal, but others were glad to see the school respond so quickly.

This really has people talking.  The school responded swiftly.  What do you think about the planned float?

Posted by FOX23 News on Friday, September 16, 2016

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