Mound Westonka High School’s annual dodgeball tournament was supposed to be all fun and games, but controversial outfits led to some students getting suspended.
Fox 9 says several students from the school – which is located west of the Twin Cities – were suspended for wearing clothing that some say made them look like members of the Ku Klux Klan.
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Students were encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing costumes to Wednesday night’s fundraiser tournament, Star Tribune reports. And staff members allowed the upperclassmen boys to don their white outfits.
Things were going well until some students posted controversial pictures to social media, and they spread throughout the school.
One SnapChat message is captioned “Grand wizard” which is a term for a Ku Klux Klan leader.
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Complaints sparked an investigation. The Laker and the Pioneer says the district discovered that a few of the students’ actions violated their policies.
As a result, some students involved were given multiple day suspensions, according to Fox 9.
The district even sent out a letter to parents saying they are “very disappointed” by the students’ choices, Star Tribune says.
Meanwhile some people went to the internet to show their support for the students using #unsuspendteamdoot. Fox 9 says that’s the name of the dodgeball team the students were a part of.