Content Warning: Please be advised this story contains graphic details that may be upsetting to some readers/viewers.
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A group of parents are voicing concerns Friday about the political message that was painted on a wall at a South Bay school.
The mural at the MAAC Charter School in Chula Vista depicts an Aztec warrior spearing President Donald Trump's decapitated, bloody head.
Many residents in the area considered the display, which was on the wall of a school, graphic and inappropriate.
As of Wednesday, the school covered the mural with a black tarp and have asked the artist to come back and modify the mural.
Raw Video: Mural of President Trump on Chula Vista charter school wall.
MAAC Charter, chartered by Sweetwater Union High School District, touts itself as a community school that offers students a unique curriculum in which students learn traditional subjects in relation to real-world issues.
Director Tommy Ramirez says this mural was a part of Battlegroundz, an annual event which highlights the urban art form of street murals to raise money to provide scholarships for seniors.
"We understand that there was a mural painted at the event this past weekend that does not align with our school's philosophy of non-violence. We have been in communication with the artist who has agreed to modify the artwork to better align with the school's philosophy," Ramirez said.
News 8 reached out to the artist of the mural, but she declined to comment.
Sweetwater District Statement sent to News 8:
"Although the MAAC School is chartered by the Sweetwater Union High School District, we do not have administrative or programmatic oversight of them or their programs. We are glad to see that they are taking immediate action on this. However, any concerns regarding this situation should be addressed with them directly and not with the Sweetwater Union High School District."
Remember the coyote in distress after home video captured the animal with thick plastic around its neck in Rancho Bernardo?
A group of San Diego area business, civic and water industry officials voiced opposition Wednesday to a water tax bill currently making its way through the Assembly.
Border Patrol agents using coastal surveillance cameras spotted a human-smuggling boat approaching the shore and were waiting on a La Jolla beach to arrest 10 undocumented immigrants early Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Crews dousing the smoldering remnants of a roughly 60-acre wildfire near Pala Casino had the burn area about 60 percent contained Wednesday.
Local Chick-fil-A restaurants will give free meals to active or retired military members and their families Wednesday night. It's all part of the chain's annual Military Appreciation Night.
We all know it's expensive to live in California (the average rent in San Diego is about $2000 per month). But how much is it to leave California? News 8 crunches the numbers on what it costs to pack up and and move out of the Golden State.
Sheriff's deputies will provide extra security Wednesday at a Lakeside school after someone made an unfounded threat of violence.
Most people are familiar with action cameras that record HD video. Now the technology has advanced and 360 cameras are flooding the consumer market.
The San Diego Community Review Board of Police Practices on Tuesday once again took up the issue of a controversial chokehold.
Seasonal weather as we approach the end of May. Temperatures slightly below average and an overcast morning set to scatter by the afternoon.