Phoenix Students Photographed Spelling Racial Slur on T-Shirts

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.

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.

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