Glendale — A senior at Nicolet High School has been disciplined after he entered a classroom, pulled a Confederate flag out of his pocket and said 'Happy white privilege day.'
The white male student's actions occurred Wednesday, June 1, on the last day of school for seniors. A teacher took the Confederate flag from the student, and the school administration conducted an investigation.
Nicolet High School Principal Greg Kabara issued a letter to parents on Wednesday, saying the 'derogatory and offensive' demonstration 'disrupted the class and upset many students.' High school staff met with students who wished to talk about the incident.
In his letter to parents, Kabara said Nicolet's policy allows students to initiate conversations about controversial issues, but the conversation must be presented in the course of classroom instruction and cannot be disruptive to the educational setting.
In a statement, Nicolet High School District Superintendent Robert Kobylski said the incident does not reflect the school's values.
'Fostering an educational community based on tolerance and respect is of the utmost importance to the administration, faculty and staff at Nicolet,' Kobylski said.