KKK Robes in Class Gets Backlash, Teacher and Students Receive No Discipline
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Two high school students wearing KKK robes in class received backlash after photos circulated online.
It was revealed, however, that the school officials and community members are not faulting the teacher in Las Vegas Academy, a magnet high school specializing in the performing arts, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
The teacher permitted the students to dress in Ku Klux Klan's traditional white robe and hood during a history class presentation on Jan. 9.
School officials received complaints after a photo of one of the KKK-mimicking students hit social media, according to Las Vegas Sun.
The students made a presentation highlighting the atrocities committed by KKK, outside class
"While the presentation was designed to highlight the atrocities committed by the Klan, and there was no intention to harm or offend on the part of the students, it was in poor judgment and inappropriate for students to go to such lengths to convey their message," School principal Scott Walker apologized in a letter to parents.
"I am deeply saddened that LVA, which prides itself on providing a supportive learning environment for all, was the site of any action that could cause sadness and anger for our school family. We are deeply sorry for this offensive incident and appreciate your support and cooperation as we use these events as teachable moments about cultural and historical understanding."
Neither the teacher nor the students were identified, or received any formal punishment.
Amanda Fulkerson, district communications officer, regarded the incident as a personnel matter, according to The Christian Science Monitor.
“The student in this case has been counseled and the teacher has been reminded of the policy in place to notify the principal of potentially controversial lessons,” Fu© 2013 Fashion & Style.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Jan 28, 2013 07:55 PM EST