Costumed students pose with 'Black Lives Matter' sign, stir controversy

13News Now Marcella Robertson has the story

SUFFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Costumes worn by four Nansemond River High School students are causing controversy in Suffolk.

Viewers shared pictures with 13News Now showing three students dressed as police officers. The fourth student wore an orange inmate's jumpsuit and held a sign that said: "Black Lives Matter."

The people who sent us the pictures said the students wore the costumes as part of Character Day for the school's spirit week.

The school's principal, Daniel O'Leary, sent a letter home to parents and families regarding the incident.

Nansemond River HS- Letter to Parents, 10-19-16 by 13News Now on Scribd


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