OLATHE, Kan. — A suburban Kansas City school district is investigating after a student asked a girl to homecoming using an offensive sign referencing Black people.
A picture of two white students holding the sign and smiling drew sharp criticism on social media this weekend. School officials in Olathe, Kansas, said they are working to contact everyone involved, including the parents of the students. In a letter sent to parents, the school district said the students’ behavior would be addressed under the district’s code of conduct.
Olathe South High School Principal Dale Longenecker said in the letter that the behavior doesn’t meet the district’s expectations for students’ core values.