A student from Iowa published a photo on which he and his friends wearing white hoods are waving a Confederate flag next to a burning cross.
On Wednesday the school where the kids are studying claimed that they were disciplined.
One of those teens is depicted what appears to be a riffle.
Creston Community High School’s principal, Bill Messerole, told the local Creston News Advertiser:
“This picture does not represent CCHS, our school system or our community. We are proud of how our students and staff conducted themselves today after the picture became public. It is of the utmost importance that our students feel safe and welcomed in our district… Our investigation is ongoing,” Messerole added.
The principal told the Associated Press that the students involved have been disciplined, but he never said what the disciplining measures were, citing the school’s student confidentiality policy. Messerole said school officials met with the kids but declined to comment on what was discussed.
At least, the picture wasn’t taken on school grounds!
Police said there was nothing to investigate for them as the school managed the matter.
These wild stories will never stop shocking me. Why would anyone do such a thing? The only hope is that after parents and the school board will talk to the kids they’ll understand that what they’ve done was wrong.
Probably, it’s the time to start explaining what is good and what is bad to your kids?