​Fans Wear KKK Hoods To High School Hockey Game​​

By: | 02/26/2013 11:25 AM ET
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Fans at high school hockey game wear KKK gear and hoods during game tournament. In fact, everyone in the Red River high school section wore white to show their support.

Fans Wear KKK Hoods

However, three of those kids went crazy with the idea and made Ku Klux Klan-style white robes and hoods for the tournament at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D.

On Satrurday, Grand Forks Public Schools’ athletics director, Mark Rerick, stated that he conferred with arena and tournament security staff after learning about the picture.

“After confirming the incident, we notified the administrators at Red River High School who immediately began their investigation,” Rerick said in a statement emailed to the Associated Press. “To the best of my knowledge, the students have been identified by the Red River administrators who are continuing their investigation.”

Red River’s principal, Kristopher Arason, stated the school’s investigation determined that the students put on the attire just after Red River’s first goal and wore it for about 30 seconds to a minute. The teens removed the outfits after students in the section told them it was offensive, he said.

“We, as a school, are extremely disappointed with the behavior of these three students,” Arason said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Saturday. “This behavior is not a representation of our school or student body.”

The students involved in the prank, and their parents have been contacted and “appropriate action is being taken,” he added.

The tradition of the fans wearing all white began in 1987, and has continued through the years. They wear black for the first day, white for the second and red for the last day.