EDUCATION + SCHOOLS
Springville High student suspended for wearing Ku Klux Klan costume
SPRINGVILLE, Utah — A student at Springville High School is now facing disciplinary action for wearing a Halloween costume resembling a Ku Klux Klan robe to school.
The KKK is a group that started back in the 1860s and 1870s but seriously developed into what the Anti-Defamation League now designates as a hate group around 1915.
The Nebo School District said in a statement that a student came to school on Monday in a ghost costume. But then the student put on a white hood to take a photo later in the morning. A photo of the costume was posted to social media, calling it out for how it looked like the robe of a member of the KKK.
The district said the school immediately pulled the student into the office and reportedly suspended them after learning of the incident.
The statement also said the district is committed to keeping its schools safe and that it’ll continue to educate students on appropriate behavior at school and activities.
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