CCSD: Students wear KKK uniforms on campus as part of project
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A controversial class project could lead to disciplinary action against a Las Vegas teacher.
The Clark County School district said on Jan. 9, two students at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, wore Ku Klux Klan uniforms around campus as part of a class project.
CCSD said the students wore the uniforms for a social studies presentation and then walked around campus wearing them.
After learning about the incident, Principal Scott Walker immediately sent a letter home to parents informing them what happened.
"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," said Principal Walker.
CCSD said the students are not facing disciplinary action, but were spoken to and counseled as to why the actions were inappropriate.
The teacher is subject to discipline, but CCSD cannot say whether they will be disciplined or how they would be disciplined.