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Students wear KKK costumes to hockey game

Published On: Feb 25 2013 10:08:28 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 25 2013 09:46:57 AM CST
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Three high school students in North Dakota were disciplined after wearing Ku Klux Klan outfits to a hockey game.

The students, who attend Red River High School in Grand Forks, were photographed in the stands at a game Friday night in Fargo, according to ABC News.

The photo showed three hooded figures, surrounded by fellow students in white. It was posted on Twitter by Shane Schuster, who had been a spectator at the game.

"I guess the red river highschoolers are racist?" he tweeted.

According to the Grand Forks Herald, many students wore white clothing and face paint in keeping with school tradition that the fans dress in school colors during the state tournament. Called a "white out," the custom was popularized by the NHL's Winnipeg Jets, according to the Herald.

Red River Principal Kristopher Arason told The Associated Press the students put on the garb after the first goal and wore it between 30 seconds and one minute.

He said the school is taking what he described as appropriate action against the students.

"We, as a school, are extremely disappointed with the behavior of these three students," Arason said in a prepared statement. "This behavior is not a representation of our school or student body."

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