Baltimore Schools Condemn Racially Insensitive Inmate, Freddie Gray Costumes
BALTIMORE (CBS News) — Three Baltimore-area private schools have released statements after images of students wearing racially insensitive Halloween costumes went viral over the weekend, CBS Baltimore reports.
Two white students appear to be dressed as inmates in one image. The caption uses the n-word and says they “broke out” of jail.
Another image shows a white person dressed as an inmate. The name on the back of his jumpsuit reads “Freddie Gray.” The photo caption says “ur going to jail tonight.”
Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died in police custody in 2015 when his neck was severed inside a police van. His death sparked protests and riots in Baltimore.
The final image shows a white man without a shirt on who has a racial epithet and swastikas drawn on his back.
Current and former students from as many as five private schools in the Baltimore area could be involved in the incident.
CBS Baltimore has learned that two students are juniors at Roland Park Country School and Gilman School. The person in the Freddie Gray jumpsuit is a former Boys’ Latin School student, and the boy without a shirt is a student at St. Paul’s School.
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