KATY, TX (WCMH) – Staff at a Texas high school in an area hit hard by Hurricane Harvey took a moment to recognize first responders for their efforts Tuesday.
According to the Houston Chronicle, the campus of Katy High School is being used as a staging ground for military troops sent to the Houston area to help with relief efforts.
Thursday, the Katy Football team posted a picture to Twitter showing an entire hallway filled with sleeping troops.
“Inside of Katy High….these are the real heroes. Thank You for all that you do,” the post read.
While many considered the photo to be a tribute to the grit and sacrifice of America’s soldiers, some attacked the high school for allowing them to sleep on the floor in the hallway. The photo was ultimately deleted.
The Katy High School account explained its decision Friday on Twitter:
At least 40 people have died in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. The damage caused by the hurricane and the unprecedented flooding that followed is estimated to total at roughly $160 billion.
But President Trump got it right: “Texas can handle anything.”