Five high school students in southern Iowa were punished after a photo of them wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods, burning a cross and waving a Confederate flag went viral.
Creston Community High School assistant principal Jeff Bevins said the students would be disciplined but he has not revealed to what extent because they are minors.
In the photo, one of the teens is holding a rifle and one of them is shirtless. All appear to be male students. Behind them is a burning cross, a common practice by the KKK.
While I agree that it was a stupid thing to do, if it didn’t take place on school grounds or during school hours, where the fuck does the school get off punishing them? Have they now assumed the responsibility of disciplining your kids 24 hours a day 7 days a week? Hell, even the cops didn’t get involved saying ‘it is not considered a criminal matter at this point’.