At least seven students at Mound Westonka High School in Minnesota are facing possible suspension after dressing up as members of the Ku Klux Klan during some sort of dodgeball-related fundraising event, CBS Minnesota reports. One student allegedly shared their makeshift KKK outfit on Snapchat alongside the caption "grand wizard," an apparent reference to the formal title given to previous KKK leaders:
"I turned around, and the team behind me looked like they came in with a Ku Klux Klan uniform, or an interpretation of it," Ryan Anderson, a senior at Mound Westonka, tells WCCO. "It was something, to say the least." The dodgeball team, reportedly dubbed "TeamDoot," now faces punishment from school officials, though the extent of that punishment has not been revealed.
"During the investigation, it was determined that actions taken by some students, both on and off campus, were in violation of district policy," a school district spokesperson said in a statement. "Appropriate action was taken in accordance with district policy. Investigation into possible misconduct by other students is ongoing." Though specific forms of punishment have not been revealed, WCCO reports that several of the students are facing suspension.
Sadly, this baffling moment comes just days after a group of high school kids in Phoenix crashed into headlines with a photo of them spelling out the N-word with customized t-shirts.
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