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-- When pictures surfaced of a on Friday, Nov. 15, school and district administrators took to the internet to issue public apologies and promise disciplinary action.

The sign, which has now gained national attention, originally began making the internet rounds. It reads:

"Hey Indians, get ready to leave in a Trail of Tears"

, McAdory Principal Tod Humphries issued a where he accepted full responsibility that arrangements were not made to have the signs pre-approved before the ballgame versus the Pinson Valley Indians.

Shortly after, Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Stephen Nowlin where he said he is disappointed by the decision taken by McAdory High School students. The cheerleading squad, he said, will be disciplined.

Across various social media outlets, the public expressed outrage and concern over the sign.

Some McAdory students and their friends, however, have taken to social media with a completely different goal. Several have tweeted in defense of the sign and expressed just how not sorry they are for their beliefs:

I dont think the sign is wrong and im NOT sorry

Dani Kelley (@dani13kelley13)

People blew the whole mcadory sign thing wayyyy out of proportion

š“Christy Hendrix š“ (@Christy_Hendrix)

People act like McAdory is responsible for the trail of tears

Justin Foster (@justinfoster17)

Mcadory's banner was never meant to be taken as anything more than a "play on phrase" here's to those it concerns

Mathew Coggins (@MTCoggins15)
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