A senior class tradition at Concord High School has erupted into a controversy surrounding offensive t-shirts.
School administrators are replacing the senior class t-shirts after discovering references they deemed to have racial overtones. The shirt's design contains word art in the shape of a wave for the school's team nickname, the "Crimson Tide." Embedded in that design are the letters, "K K K" and the phrase "Go White."
School officials say the student senate approved the design, but that a student later altered it to include the offensive statements. That student is facing disciplinary action.
Replacement shirts with an entirely different design arrived at the school on Wednesday. Seniors traditionally wear the shirts during their last week of classes.