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Fourth graders on winning robotics team told to 'go back to Mexico'

A group of fourth-graders was told to "go back to Mexico" after winning a robotics competition in Indianapolis. It was the Pleasant Run Elementary School team's first time competing at the science fair; the low-income school had just been given a grant to develop a robotics program for the first time a few months ago, USA Today reports. After the team was awarded first place, they were reportedly showered with racist slurs by rivals and parents. The team consists of three Latino and two black students.

"I'm not surprised," said the team's 10-year-old captain, Elijah Goodwin, " because I'm used to this type of behavior."