Smithfield, Utah • Two students at a Smithfield high school were suspended last week after coming to class on Halloween dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan, administrators said.
The two Sky View High School juniors, including one white student and one African-American student, were sent home Thursday and suspended on Friday, according to The Herald Journal (http://bit.ly/1a5jxUi). One of the students was barred from playing in a football game last week.
"It was a joke that they thought would be funny, but we took it very seriously," said Dave Swenson, the principal of Sky View High School, who declined to release the students' names. "We had the parents in and let them know that as we investigated, there was no intention of being racist. It was just him making a bad choice."