Students’ KKK-inspired web photo sparks outrage – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: See comments after the article. The problem I have is that this is about policy and procedures and the school system need to be held accountable for their actions. They need to prove they have followed their own policy as it relates to handling of the situation to make sure it was properly communicated to the students, parents and community and that will determine if the children needed to be suspended.

The Rocky Mount branch of the NAACP is calling on Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools officials to take action against students pictured in an incendiary Internet photo that has gone viral.

The photo was posted on the social media website Instagram in the wake of a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. In it, six unidentified female Nash Central High School students dressed in white and wearing white, cone-shaped hats reminiscent of Ku Klux Klan costumes are seen pointing their fingers in the shape of guns toward the camera.

“The young ladies’ actions on their social media page have incited a storm of controversy here in the Rocky Mount area,” branch president Andre Knight said in a written statement. “They should be held accountable for their actions and the Nash-Rocky Mount school system should speak to our region about their intolerance for the support of hatred in school or out of school by any group, student, employee or elected official affiliated with the public school system.”  (Source: Read more)

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