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Student in KKK Robes at Vegas School Prompt Debate

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- School officials and community members aren't faulting a Las Vegas Academy teacher for letting two students dress in Ku Klux Klan costumes during a classroom presentation on U.S. history.

But Clark County School District officials investigated and the school principal sent parents a letter calling the incident "inappropriate" after a photo of one of the students wearing a white robe and hooded mask outside class Jan. 9 was posted on social media.

Principal Scott Walker said there was no intention to harm or offend on the part of the students.

The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/Tu09Mg ) that several students, parents, teachers and one school board member backed the teacher at a Thursday meeting.

The teacher and student weren't identified, and district officials say he wasn't disciplined.

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Information from: Las Vegas Sun

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