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Published February 22, 2013, 10:24 PM

Red River High School Issues Statement On 'Attire At Hockey Game'

UPDATE; Red River High School Principal Kris Aranson's statement released at 2:00 p.m. Saturday:

UPDATE; Red River High School Principal Kris Aranson's statement released at 2:00 p.m. Saturday:

This letter is in response to the incident at last night’s hockey game between Red River and Fargo Davies at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

"This is what we have determined based on our investigation:

A. The theme color for the night was "White Out." Our students have a history of dressing in school colors for the three-day tournament. Day 1-Black Out, Day 2-White Out, Day 3-Sea of Red to coordinate with our school colors of black, white, and red.

B. The three students in question did not enter the facility wearing the inappropriate attire.

C. The three students put on the inappropriate attire at approximately 6:48 p.m. (after our first goal), and wore the attire approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute.

D. The students removed the attire after the students around them told them how offensive their attire was.

E. There were three administrators from Red River positioned around the student section along with two security guards from the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

F. The administration was alerted to the students' behavior at the completion of the game.

G. The students and their parents have been contacted, and appropriate action is being taken.

We, as a school, are extremely disappointed with the behavior of these three students. This behavior is not a representation of our school or student body.

We take student conduct very seriously at Red River and are continuing toward improving the conduct of our students and spectators at events. This is an expectation for our students to abide by at all times."

Our original story from Friday night:

An extremely controversial photo has surfaced on twitter.

It's from the state hockey game between Grand Forks' Red River High School and Fargo Davies.

The picture shows what appears to be three hockey fans in the Red River student section dressed as what resembles members of the Ku Klux Klan.

UND student Shane Schuster took the photo during Red River's game against the Fargo Davies.

This section of fans wearing white clothing and white face paint were dressed apparently as part of a common hockey practice of "white out" night.

In the center of the photo, you can clearly see three fans wearing white robes and pointed hoods.

Grand Forks Public Schools Athletic Director Mark Rerick declined to comment on the incident.

As of 10 p.m., the original photo post had received 28 retweets.

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