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Warrior No More; Historic Warrior head painted over, generating uproar among fan faithful

Facebook was ablaze last week when photos of the newly painted West Montgomery High School cafeteria were exposed on the social media site. The modernization of the facility had many local conspiracy theorists hard at work analyzing why the Warrior head on the front wall, the 9/11 memorial done by students after that tragic day in 2001 and the rest of the current and former students’ artwork had been covered by colors that are in no way related to the tradition of West Montgomery High School. 

  • icon Posted: August 26

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