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Kansas Jayhawks mascot and fans celebrate their lead during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida in Lawrence, Kan., Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. Kansas defeated Florida 71-65. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Members of the University of Kansas spirit squad were suspended for a KKK-themed Snapchat


One Kansas University cheerleader and three spirit squad members were suspended by the university while school officials investigate a KKK-themed picture sent via Snapchat, reports USA Today

The photo was posted on the cheerleader's Snapchat account. The image shows three spirit squad members are standing side-by-side and wearing sweatshirts with the letter K. Text on the photo reads, "Kkk go Trump."

Officials were made aware of the photo before KU played Alabama-Birmingham on Tuesday. 

The image made its way around social media. 

The university made an announcement about the investigation on social media. 

The cheerleader has been identified as sophomore Lilli Gagin, from Grayslake, Illinois.

Gagin posted to her own Twitter account about the photo, saying that it was not her who had sent the photo out on Snapchat.

“I’m appalled that a snapchat was put out on my snapchat and posted to my account. I would never (have) done that & I apologize that it happened," tweeted Gagin. 

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