A teacher at Las Vegas Academy in Nevada is making headlines for allowing two students to wear KKK outfits for a class project.
The students were required to create a class presentation, skit, or paper based around American History. He gave to juniors permission to don KKK robes.
Someone snapped a picture of one of the students, and soon angry parents were calling the school.
In a letter to parents, Principal Scott Walker called the incident “unfortunate,” the Sun reports.
“While the presentation was designed to highlight the atrocities committed by the Klan, and there was no intention to harm or offend on the part of the students, it was in poor judgment and inappropriate for students to go to such lengths to convey their message,” Walker wrote. “We are deeply sorry for the offensive incident and appreciate your support and cooperation as we use these events as teachable moments about cultural and historical understanding.”
Despite the controversy, parents, students, and fellow educators stand behind the teacher, and he will not be punished.
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