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California high school warns students over using USA chant
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School and district officials in the area have warned students against chanting USA! as the celebration may come off as inappropriate and intolerant." - photo by Herb Scribner
A school in Folsom, Calif., said its no longer cool for students to chant USA.

School and district officials in the area have warned students against chanting USA! as the celebration may come off as inappropriate and intolerant, according to CBS13 in Sacramento.

The principal of Vista Del Lago High School sent an email out to parents this week that chanting USA! sometimes conveys the wrong message to students.

In some situation across the country, students have used the chant as a way to insult minorities and foreigners, CBS reported.

The principal said the chant isnt banned at her high school, but students should be mindful of when and how they use it, like after the national anthem.

Parents and students both told CBS they arent worried too much about the chant.

I want to chant USA because I want us to pull together and help, not because I want anybody to feel left out or not a part of our country, one mother, Natalie Woodbury, told CBS.