The three Red River High School fans who wore KKK hoods during the North Dakota state hockey semi-final game on Friday are being called “idiots” and “insane” in an online outrage. In response to the three high school students wearing Ku-Klux-Klan hoods, Red River High School's principal released a statement saying that all three students will face “appropriate action.”
An updated WDAY News report from Grand Forks, N.D., on Feb. 23, 2013, informs that according to the principal’s statement, the three students wore the Ku-Klux-Klan outfits for less than a minute “because other students told them how offensive it was.”
On Friday night, the three Red River High School fans were caught on camera wearing Ku-Klux-Klan hoods and robes to the North Dakota High School state hockey semi-final tournament between the Red River High School, Grand Forks, and Davies High School, Fargo, at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
According to the statement provided by the principal, the three Red River High School students came into the student section wearing all white like the other students. After Red River scored its first goal, the three students put on their Ku-Klux-Klan hoods.
Even though the three fans were able to wear the offensive KKK hoods for only a minute according to the principal's statement, the inappropriate action was caught on camera and pictures of the three high school students wearing the Ku-Klux-Klan hoods spread rapidly across social media sites.
While Red River’s principal said in his statement that the high school students’ parents had been notified of the incident and that “appropriate action is being taken,” he did not specifically say what that action includes.
What should be the school’s appropriate action, or reaction, to the three fans wearing Ku-Klux-Klan hoods?