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Pecatonica Area School District responds to controversial homecoming parade float

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WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- A school district in southwest Wisconsin is responding to a controversial float that was featured in Saturday's homecoming parade. 

Alumni from the Pecatonica Area School District Class of 2004 designed the float, which had "Trump needs a wall to deal with the Southwestern crew" written on its side. 

Southwestern is the name of the high school Pecatonica played on Saturday. 

There was a fence on top of the float, and alumni dressed in sombreros and ponchos stood on one side of the fence.

The school district says they "strongly condemn the racist float" and what was displayed.

They say no current students were involved with the float's design, and the float does not represent the students, staff or school itself. 

The Facebook post added that the parade is not sponsored by the school, but rather the alumni association.

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