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Edina HS investigating student's Snapchat depicting KKK and hate speech

The snap shows a student with a white drawn-on cloak, and KKK written in red.
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A Snapchat of a student in a white, drawn-on cloak – with the phrases "KKK" and "f--- n----s" added on – is drawing outrage from the community, and has led to an investigation by the school.

The image (which you can see here) came from a student at Edina High School, just southwest of Minneapolis. The snap was posted to Facebook Wednesday and has also been circulating on Twitter.

"This is not okay. When kids in your school think it's okay to post things like this on snapchat and call all the black kids the 'N' word in the hallways everyday," said one Facebook post about the image.

Edina High School Principal Bruce Locklear sent an email to parents and students Thursday about a "racially charged image and disrespectful language" that was posted to social media earlier in the week.

"Several students who saw the post were deeply offended and concerned about how the post could spark other actions in our school," the principal said. They are investigating.

While the school is not sharing many details in regards to the investigation, or whether anyone is being punished, Locklear said the incident is being taken "very seriously."

"We will not tolerate actions or comments that make any student feel unsafe or unwelcome," Locklear said in his email.

According to Minnesota Report Card, Edina High School has about 2,000 students enrolled. Of those, 79 percent are white and 7 percent are black.

Similar incidents

There have been numerous incidents throughout the country of high school and college students posting discriminatory messages to social media.

There were two incidents at University of North Dakota in September. One Snapchat photo showed a group of students smiling with the caption "locked the black bitch out." Another photo showed a group of girls wearing what appeared to be black face masks. That photo was captioned "black lives matter."

Following an investigation, UND announced last month that the incidents were free speech and didn't violate any codes.

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