Several students at a Phoenix high school could face disciplinary action after a photo posted on social media shows the students spelling out a racial slur on their T-shirts.
The photo surfaced on social media showing six students from Desert Vista High School using letters printed on their shirt for a senior class yearbook photo to spell out a racial slur on Friday.
Tempe Union High School District spokeswoman Jill Hanks told the Associated Press that the students were wearing the shirts to spell out "BEST*YOU'VE*EVER*SEEN*CLASS*OF*2016." However, at some point the girls in the photo went off on their own and spelled out the slur.
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Kenneth Baca, superintendent for the Tempe Union High School District, called the photo disappointing in a letter to parents.
Desert Vista Principal Dr. Christina Barela said the students involved in the incident will face disciplinary action.