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Nebo School District suspends student for KKK costume at school

Nov 2, 2022, 4:36 PM | Updated: Nov 3, 2022, 12:17 pm
Springville High School (KSL TV)...
Springville High School (KSL TV)
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SPRINGVILLE, Utah — A student has been suspended after he was reported for taking a photo in a KKK-style hood and sheet he had altered from a ghost costume he arrived to school in.

KSL NewsRadio reached out to the Nebo School District, which confirmed it was aware of the photo circulating and had disciplined the student.

According to the school district:

“A student came to school dressed in a white sheet like a ghost. For most of the morning, the student wore just the white ghost costume. A couple of students reported seeing the student pull out a white hood and put it on to take a photo.“As soon as this incident was reported, our Springville High administration immediately found the student and brought him in. The student was suspended and disciplinary action taken.”

The incident occurred on Halloween, the same day a video of teens in Cedar City with prisoner costumes and black faces was taken sparking outrage and reaching national headlines.

Police, Utah governor condemn video of teens with blackface

The full statement from the Nebo School District:

“There was a Halloween costume incident at Springville High on October 31, 2022. Nebo is grateful for the speedy reporting from students and staff at Springville High as well as the quick action by the Springville High administration.“A student came to school dressed in a white sheet like a ghost. For most of the morning, the student wore just the white ghost costume. A couple of students reported seeing the student pull out a white hood and put it on to take a photo.“As soon as this incident was reported, our Springville High administration immediately found the student and brought him in. The student was suspended and disciplinary action taken.“We are committed to keeping our schools safe and will continue to educate students on appropriate behavior at school and activities. If students feel concerned or anxious, please advise them to speak with their school counselor.“Again, we are grateful for the students who reported this and for the immediate action taken by the Springville High administration.”

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