Western New England University is looking into statements allegedly posted by a member of the women's lacrosse team calling on President Trump to "build that wall."
Friday was Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, a Mexican holiday celebrating the country's victory in a battle against the French in 1862. In the U.S., it's become a celebration of Mexican American culture.
A member of the Western New England women's lacrosse team marked the holiday with two Instagram posts, showing young women gathered near a beer keg and the words "Dear Mr Trump Glad you didn't build the wall JUST YET. Happy mexican St paddy's day..."
A second post read "build that wall."
Another student, Jordon Mieko, reposted the messages with the note "Problematic racist yt ppl @ my school."
In a statement, Western New England said the university "cherishes its diversity," is reviewing the posts and "addressing the matter with those involved."