A Las Vegas teacher allows KKK robes to be brought into his class during a U.S. history presentation. So far, he’s receiving support from school officials and community members.
The Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts is a magnet high school in which students are accepted through an audition process.
Clark County School District officials have investigated the school, and principal Scott Walker sent home letters to the parents.
“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,” Principal Scott Walker said in his Jan. 11 letter.
Apparently, one of the students was photographed outside of the classroom with the KKK costume and school officials received complaints after the photo was posted on a social media website.
At a Thursday night meeting, about the incident, several teachers, students, parents, and a board member backed up the history teacher.
“This teacher has my support,” said Clark County school Trustee Linda Young, the only black and minority school board member. Young noted that she didn’t receive complaints from the public, and said she believed the teacher meant no harm.