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Upsetting Photo Of Iowa Students Wearing Hoods And Burning Crosses Appears Online

A photo of five Iowa students wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods surfaced on social media. The students, all male, are shown standing around a burning cross, one holding what appears to be a rifle, and another a Confederate flag.

The photo was shared widely on social media:

Bill Messerole, the principle of Creston Community High School, told the Omaha World Herald that the students had been punished but refused to give specifics. 

Twitter dished out its own punishment:

This is a somber reality:

H/T: The Root, Newsweek