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Racial threats at Quitman High School

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QUITMAN, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Several parents are pulling their children out of school after one of them was handed a piece of paper with a disturbing drawing on it.

The images was of a "Ku Klux Klan" member pointing with the words "KKK wants you" written on it and this isn't the first time this has happened.

We spoke with a Quitman High School student.

We're not showing her face or telling you her name because of the racial motivated threats she's been receiving at school.

"He was like I don't like you, you ugly, I am going to beat you up, I don't like black people" says one victim.

Gun motions, racial slurs, and racially charged hand outs have left Quitman High School parents like Willy Joseph fearful of what might happen to his children.

"This is not a drawing this is real" say Joseph.

Joseph pulled his four children out of school for the day Wednesday, along with another parent after school leaders learned of the threats.

"Is he being taught to hate black people to the point that he might come to the school and maybe do something with a weapon or something this is very serious" says Joseph.

We reached out to the school district for comment on the situation while they denied an on camera interview they offered us this statement saying in part the possession of illustrations like this clearly violates the school code and is unacceptable.

For parents not only does it concern them that this is going on but that the school hasn't even contacted them.

" So I don't know if I should let my child go to school because they haven't clarified anything" says Joseph.

The district tells us they have investigated and taken appropriate action.

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