ND school investigating fans in KKK-style hoods

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Associated Press

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 23 at 7:03 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A North Dakota high school principal says appropriate action is being taken after three students briefly donned Ku Klux Klan-style white robes and hoods during a state hockey semifinal game.

Red River High principal Kristopher Arason says an investigation determined the students wore the attire for 30 seconds to a minute during the Friday night matchup at Ralph Engelstad Arena before other students in the section complained.

A photo posted to Twitter shows the three hooded fans in the middle of the section, in which everyone is dressed in white for a "whiteout" tradition.

Arason says the behavior is not representative of the student body.

Red River beat Fargo Davies 2-0. The Fargo school is named after the federal judge whose 1957 rulings integrated a Little Rock, Ark., high school.

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