[UPDATED: Administration-Sanctioned?] Canyon High School Kids Dress Up as "Mexicans" and Border Patrol Agents; School Officials Get Mad
"Ya it was a stupid move on our asb part for choosing this senior get up day, i did not do this, technically it was also waikiki wednesday so I dressed as such, but our school is stupid."
Which begs the question: if it was ASB sanctioned, did school officials sign off on this in advance?
UPDATED: June 9, 6:36 P.M.: Gustavo here. Our original source for this story didn't tell us where they got the photos from, so when I got an angry email from someone purporting to have taken the photos and demanding Gabriel take them down, threatening "if you don't I am reporting to the police who taking [sic] these pictures off of my facebook [sic] which is private and person [sic]," I naturally became curious. Current publishing laws prohibit the use of Facebook photos without the account holder's permission, so I asked Gabriel to take them down while I investigated.
Another source then came to save the day, to show Gabriel and I that the photos were, indeed, public.
The photo taker (who we're only going to refer to as Elias to spare him any further embarrassment) took to his Twitter account (which is open to the public) to attack Gabriel's story.
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"SO IM THE stupid OC Weekly someone stole pictures and gave it to them off my Facebook which is private and m" he tweeted, adding an Instagram link.
Bad move, Elias. See, his Instagram account is also public, and if you start poking around his Twitter and Instagram accounts, you'll see this tweet:
The exact picture Elias claimed was private!
A lesson for you, young Elias: when you want something to be private, don't post it on public Twitter or Instagram accounts (his Facebook account, on the other hand, is private, although his profile picture is the pendejo in his faux-cholo garb). The screenshot of your Twitter account stays. Have a bitchen' summer!
UPDATE, JUNE 9 4:22 P.M.: One of the Canyon High School seniors pictured attempting to dress like an ese while posing as if being detained by a female classmate wearing a 'border patrol' t-shirt contacted the Weekly saying that the photos accompanying the article were his and should be taken down. So we did just that.
ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 9, 9:56 A.M.: Dressing up in stereotypical attire is usually reserved for fraternity pendejos in college, with the University of Chicago being the site of the latest such example with its sombrero-wearing, lawn-mowing pledges and planned 'Conquistadors and Aztec Hoes' parties. But hey, this is Orange County, and a little of the ill-advised happens at high schools, too!
A source informs the Weekly that on Wednesday, students at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills took the occasion of the last week of classes to come on campus dressed up as cholos, cholas, and la migra.
Thankfully, according to our source, school administrators did the right thing and promptly had them change. Unfortunately, when this rag pursued a statement from the school multiple times nothing materialized. The opportunity given was returned only with silence. Oh well...we've obtained some photos in the meantime!
When the campus was originally constructed, a number of proposed names were floated around. It could have been christened Santa Ana Canyon High School, but that idea was nixed, lest people think it located in SanTana! Come dressed to class years later as a vato loco caricature, and now to be "Mexican" is perfectly fine.
Some of the students who did just that appear to comprise the small minority of pochos enrolled, but ustedes would be wise to understand that co-signing Border Patrol photo-ops instead of checking that shit is no good! It's not like white privilege needs to have an excuse to be further emboldened, but it sure does love a brown enabler wherever it can get juan!
And that cap and gown you all will be wearing soon: that's what real youth without papers are donned in when they get handcuffed for DREAM Act civil disobedience.
All that being said, since the Canyon High already has an unofficial rep as 'The Pharmacy' by alum for obvious reasons, perhaps there was a preference among staff to keep everything an internal matter on the down low at play. The school, with all its honors in the media and boasts of being a distinguished educational institution, is sure to send many of its graduates off to colleges across the country next Fall.
Let's just hope that some of them don't become the 'Compton Cookouts' of tomorrow!
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