WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - Three high school students are in trouble after wearing Ku Klux Klan costumes to school, WFTS reported.
Photographs of the Wiregrass Ranch High School students dressed in white sheets with white pointed hoods showed up all over social media.
“It’s kind of sick,” student Vanessa Dorsey told WFTS.
The students wore the costumes as part of Spirit Week dress up day.
“Usually ghosts don’t have pointed hoods,” the school principal said.
“Since our kids kneeled at the football game last week, there’s been a lot of racial tension in the community. Never would I have expected that students or even families would have taken it as far as wearing Ku Klux Klan paraphernalia to the school,” said parent Dee Green.
Along with the three students in sheets, another wore a Confederate flag as a cape. He was asked to take it off and was not disciplined.
The district won’t say how the three students in the KKK costumes are being punished but said it could include up to a 10-day out-of-school suspension.