The Lumberton Independent School District is taking heat from parents over a photo of five Lumberton High School girls dressed in traditional Middle Eastern robes called burqas. The photo was taken during a February 1 lesson on world culture in a 9th grade geography class.
April LeBlanc's daughter Madelyn is one of the students in the picture. Madelyn says the teacher asked for volunteers to try on the clothes, but after the photo went viral, LeBlanc says the school made the students sign an incident report highlighting the fact that no one was forced to wear the burqas.
"I was like, we need to call our moms right now," said Madelyn.