DUNKERTON, Iowa (AP/WCCO) — An eastern Iowa school district superintendent has apologized after an event included potentially offensive messages about homosexual and transgender people, according to a report from an Waterloo TV station.

KWWL reports Dunkerton Community School Superintendent Jim Stanton talked to students Thursday afternoon about the messages delivered during an assembly earlier in the day.

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Stanton says the messages delivered by a band Junkyard Prophet and a group called You Can Run But You Cannot Hide didn’t conform to the district’s teaching of tolerance.

After the band played music and discussed the perils of provocative lyrics, the performers and group members reportedly made disparaging remarks about homosexual and transgender people.

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Jake MacAulay, the Annandale, Minn., group’s chief operations officer, told The Associated Press on Friday they only raised issues and let students and teachers discuss the topics.

Dunkerton is about 10 miles northeast of Waterloo.

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