North Dakota High School Under Fire For KKK Garb At Hockey Game

North Dakota High School Under Fire For KKK Garb At Hockey GameThe student body of a high school in North Dakota is under fire after a photo emerged depicting three students wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods at a boys hockey game.

‘Misguided attempt’

As first reported by the Grand Forks Herald, and followed upon by the Associated Press, three students at North Forks (N.D.) Red River High were captured on film wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods during a state semifinal boys hockey game against Fargo (N.D.) Davies High. The KKK hoods were apparently a misguided attempt to highlight the Red River fans’ whiteout at the University of North Dakota’s Ralph Englestad Arena.

Yet the actions were particularly caustic given the namesake of Davies High: Ronald Davies, a former U.S. judge based in Fargo who forced the governor of Arkansas to back down from his attempt to interfere with the famous integration of Little Rock schools.

‘Inappropriate costumes’

According to the Herald, Red River principal Kris Arason has already identified the teens who donned the hoods, reaching out to their parents and telling the press that “appropriate action is being taken.”

While no one has defended the unnamed teenagers who put on the inappropriate costumes, some Red River students did point out that the three students in question were all freshmen and allegedly removed the hoods within a minute as soon as other Red River students surrounding them castigated the freshmen for wearing them.

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Source: Cameron Smith, Yahoo Sports

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A Dozen Tornadoes Tear Through Texas

Possibly a dozen tornadoes rumbled across the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area Tuesday, leveling homes and tossing big-rigs around like toy trucks. North Texans scrambled for cover as warning sirens blared throughout the afternoon.

Some injuries, but no confirmed fatalities, were reported. Homes and businesses in at least seven counties were hit hard. By evening, the most severe storms were moving into Arkansas and Louisiana.

At the height of the storms, the National Weather Service declared Dallas-Fort Worth counties to be under a “tornado emergency.” Sirens blared in downtown Dallas and Fort Worth, schools huddled children in hallways and passengers at DFW International Airport were rushed to safe areas. Amateur images of the twisters flooded social media, including baseball player Mike Napoli’s video of a funnel cloud passing over the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

The first tornado touched down 20 miles southwest of Fort Worth as many workers were returning from lunch. From there, it seemed like watches and warnings started coming from all directions. Mayors of a few North Texas towns declared their cities to be local disaster areas.

As nightfall approached, scores of homeowners cleaned up what they could. Some scoured damaged neighborhoods for family photos and other personal items. Others were reportedly looking for missing pets. The American Red Cross was dispatched to the hardest hit areas and were seeking volunteers to help dispense aid.

Source: Yahoo News

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