A student project has resulted in a big controversy in a Las Vegas school. MSN reports Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, that a photo of one of two students in KKK costumes ended up on social media and caused a lot of questions and complaints.
Two juniors were doing a creative presentation for Social Studies class at Las Vegas Academy. The subject matter was about the Klu Klux Klan, and they donned KKK costumes to perform their narrative which actually was meant to show the evils of the white supremacy group. The mistake was made when one of the students wore the garb outside the classroom.
Parents, teachers, community members, and others have reacted with shock to the situation, and the principal ended up sending letters home to parents apologizing for the incident. The Las Vegas 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 said in his message.
The principal, Scott Walker, went on to apologize for this "offensive incident."