Middle school student suspended for racist shirt

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April 4, 2008

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C.---An eighth grader at a Simpsonville Middle School was suspended for wearing a shirt with references to the Ku Klux Klan.

A Greenville TV station is reporting some parents kept their children home Friday because the children were afraid to return to school.

The boy came into the lunchroom at the school Thursday and lifted his shirt to show an undershirt with "KKK" and a racist slogan on it.

The school district suspended him and recommended him for expulsion.
He was also arrested and charge with disturbing school, then released to his parents.

The student told police he got the teeshirt from the Redneck Shop in Laurens County.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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