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A border wall Valentine's Day card given to 4th grade student, mother outraged

Posted at 11:26 PM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 08:52:06-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A Naples mother is demanding an apology after her half-Mexican daughter was given a Valentine's Day card inspired by President Trump's proposed border wall.

The homemade card featured a picture of President Trump pointing, next the the words "I want you on my side of the wall."

"Once I saw this I thought it was disgusting, insensitive, racist, inappropriate and unnecessary," said Mandy Trevino.

The card was given to Trevino's daughter during a Valentine's Day card exchange in her 4th grade class. Trevino says the politically-inspired card was the only one her daughter had handed to her after school. 

"She immediately knew it wasn't okay," said Trevino.

Trevino, who is of Mexican descent, said the wall reference on the card made her daughter feel uncomfortable in class.  "This is taken very serious. We have children that are scared to lose their parents. They're being separated from their parents; it's not okay," said Trevino.

A day after the card exchange, Trevino says her daughter's principal called to apologize on behalf of the student's parents.

"Who's the child in this situation if the mother didn't have common sense or enough of it to think this was okay to provide to the students," said Trevino.

She's now hoping the parent who created the card will make something else for her daughter.  "She took the time to make this type of card, I would think she could take the time to write an apology letter," said Trevino.