- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - An Asheville high school teacher has issued a tearful apology after anti-immigration signs that were part of a class assignment and placed in a hallway outside her classroom led to angry reactions from students and parents.

Local media outlets report the signs were part of a class assignment for a civics and economics class at Erwin High School. One sign read “Illegals Go Home,” and another read “America is for Americans.”

Jesse Reeck apologized on Wednesday for what she called a poor choice to display the assignment in the hallway.

Students, parents and community leaders gathered in the school’s auditorium, demanding to know what consequences Reeck will face. A meeting held to address the matter was designed to last 30 minutes, but people refused to leave until they could speak.

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