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Authorities in Utah were investigating a racist image that includes two high school students wearing partial blackface, an adult behind them in a Klu Klux Klan-style hood, and a Confederate flag as a background.

Racist language accompanied the image, which was shared on social networks.

In a statement published on Facebook Friday the cops department in Hurricane, Utah stated,” The event is being examined at this time.”

However, the department noted, “We are likewise conscious of people right to totally free speech.”

The trainees go to Typhoon High School. Steven Dunham, spokesperson for the regional Washington County School District, said in a declaration that administrators were warned of the image Thursday night.

” Proper discipline for the students involved began immediately,” he stated.

The trainees and the grownup have not been determined, and the level of the discipline was not exposed.

The district informed federal law enforcement about the image, and it has actually sought advice from legal counsel, according to the declaration.

” No level of discipline can repair the hate, bigotry and ugliness portrayed in that one picture,” Dunham said. “The vulgar lack of knowledge and idiocy on screen are beyond repair work by any little discipline we can offer.”

Dennis Romero

Dennis Romero writes for NBC News and is based in Los Angeles.

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