“Politcal”? No this is pure hate/hate crime! – Political mural on wall of Chula Vista charter school sparks controversy #Trump #POTUS #HateCrime

May 3, 2018 by Ashlie RodriguezDan Plante

VIDEO: Political mural on wall of Chula Vista charter school sparks controversy

CHULA VISTA (KUSI) — Parents are voicing concerns about an overtly political message on a wall of the MAAC Charter School in Chula Vista on Third Avenue.

KUSI News learned about the mural after a viewer sent a picture, offended by the depiction. It depicts an Aztec warrior, spearing President Donald Trump’s decapitated, bloody head.

Many residents in the area considered it graphic and inappropriate, considering it was on the wall of a school.

KUSI started looking into the mural Tuesday but received no comment from the school. By Wednesday, the school sent a statement and had already covered up the mural.

MAAC Charter, chartered by Sweetwater Union High School District, touts itself as a community school that offers students a unique curriculum in which students learn traditional subjects in relation to real-world issues. Director Tommy Ramirez explained this mural was apart of Battlegroundz, an annual event which highlights the urban art form of street murals to raise money to provide scholarships for seniors.

“We understand that there was a mural painted at the event this past weekend that does not align with our school’s philosophy of non-violence. We have been in communication with the artist who has agreed to modify the artwork to better align with the school’s philosophy,” Ramirez said.

Currently, the mural is covered by a black tarp.

 

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