K.K.K. Controversy

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The Ku Klux Klan called for a boycott by white students at an elementary school in Central North Carolina and threatened to patrol the school following three incidents earlier this month in which black men were found in a girls' bathroom in the school.

J.L. Seman, administrative assistant at the Lee County Schools, said the incidents at the 350-student McIver Elementary School, combined with the kkk's actions, have "created a very emotional situation."

"It has been difficult for the community and difficult on the schools," Mr. Seman said.

Since the incident at the school, a security guard has been hired for the school and modifications are being made to the bathroom so that its entrance will no longer open to the outside of the school, he added.

"There has been a racial quality to the incident," Mr. Seman said.

The Carolina Knights of the kkk called off its plans to patrol the school grounds after the security guard was hired; and the boycott did not take place, according to Mr. Seman.

The North Carolina affiliate of the National Education Association had called on the local police force to keep the kkk off the McIver grounds.--tt

Vol. 03, Issue 32

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