What should have been a fun photo shoot at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix turned ugly when several students used the letters on their T-shirts to spell out a racist word.
The roughly three dozen girls in the original photo lined up in T-shirts each with a single letter or asterisk to spell out BEST*YOU’VE*EVER*SEEN*CLASS*OF*2016:
Everything looked great and the photo was quite the success! That was until the following photo was taken.
What in the hell were these girls thinking? One, who would ever think of doing such a thing? Two, who acts upon such a ridiculous and horrific idea?
“I was shocked,” freshman Jaden Phillips told the The Arizona Republic. “I didn’t expect that, white girls saying the N word.”
“I didn’t think it was funny at all, I thought it was very, very offensive,” student Dejah Brightly told the paper.
District officials promised discipline.
“The event that took place today at Desert Vista will not be tolerated,” Tempe Union Superintendent Kenneth R. Baca said in a statement. “It is unacceptable for any racial slur to be used regardless of intent. We need to understand that words matter. I can assure you the appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.”
Supposedly the girls were suspended for five days, however, the school administration states the investigation is ongoing.
Either way, this is just disgusting and we can only hope that the punishment that these girls receive at home is one that truly shows just how immature, disrespectful and disgusting their actions truly were.