Two Syracuse school employees were placed on leave after a photo showed them wearing “No Lives Matter” shirts as Halloween costumes, the district said.
The t-shirts worn by two unidentified female employees said “No Lives Matter” and had images underneath of two horror movie villains, “Friday the 13th” killer Jason Voorhees and “Halloween” masked murderer Michael Myers, Syracuse.com reported.
A photo of the costumes circulated on social media and showed the women in what appeared to be a classroom, CNY Central reported.
In a statement, Syracuse City School District said Saturday the staffers were placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the human resources department.
“We believe Black Lives Matter in the Syracuse City School District,” the district said. “The ‘costumes’ are racist, insulting and offensive and not consistent with our core beliefs and values. We hold our employees to a higher standard and expect them to model appropriate behavior for our students.”
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