Photo of sleeping National Guard troops deleted after social media backlash

Photo Credit: (Katy High School)

KATY, TX (WCMH) — A touching photo of National Guard troops sleeping in a Texas high school hallway has been deleted from Twitter after receiving backlash on social media.

The original photo, posted by the Katy High School Football team on Twitter, showed an entire hallway filled with sleeping troops. The high school is being used as a staging ground for those sent to the Houston area to help with relief efforts.

The photo has now been deleted after some criticized the high school for letting troops sleep on the floor.

Katy High School Principal Rick Hull took to Twitter to address the critics.

The Katy Football account also addressed the controversy and thanked the troops for their service.