June 1, 2023

A Pulaski County, Kentucky center college trainer has been suspended after permitting a pupil to put on a KKK costume to class as a part of an additional credit score historical past task. The category was instructed to suggest a historic determine they’d gown as and current about. This specific pupil chosen the primary “Grand Wizard” of the KKK and, yep, the trainer authorised the concept. Video posted by college students to social media confirmed the younger fellow carrying the robes on the college bus within the morning. From LEX18:

“It sickens me that this has occurred,” [Pulaski County superintendent Patrick] Richardson instructed LEX18. “It embarrassed not solely me however our faculty district and neighborhood. I am angered by the dearth of thoughtfulness that went into this example.”

He mentioned they may work as onerous as they’ll to rectify the scenario.

Whereas the coed who wore the costume is not going to face disciplinary motion as a result of they got permission, different college personnel will converse to them about why the trainer’s determination was not applicable, Richardson mentioned.

Looks like somebody may additionally have a dialog with Jaxson Clark, one other eighth grader within the class who, together with his mom’s permission, spoke up in assist of the trainer.

“There was no racist motion behind it,” Clark mentioned. “I imply there was Black children within the classroom, all of them thought it was good. No one felt focused.”

Speak about a missed teachable second…

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