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Three students showed up to a Florida high school wearing KKK costumes

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Three Florida students were suspended from a high school after showing up on Thursday dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan, reports WFTS

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The last thing we need is to have any student regardless of race dressed up in that type of costume.
Pasco County Superintendent Kurt Browning

Other Wiregrass Ranch High School students believed the three in costume were dressed as ghosts in celebration of the school's spirit week. That notion was quickly dispelled. 

The students were not identified, but it was confirmed that two were Hispanic, and one was Middle Eastern.


The school has yet to announce how the students will be punished, but the consequences could include a suspension of up to ten days.

Another student showed up to school wearing a Confederate flag as a cape but is not being punished after removing it when asked.

A parent interviewed by the television station claimed that racial tensions were high in the school community ever since the school football team kneeled during the National Anthem last week, emulating similar protests by athletes in the NFL. 

School alumni are condemning the students' actions on Twitter. 

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