High School Area Targeted By KKK For Recruitment, Fliers Found Everywhere

The Ku Klux Klan's membership has been in decline over the last few decades. The white nationalist group that once boasted a membership of about 40,000 nation-wide is down to only 3,000 now, and only 30 groups across the country.

With membership down and the Klan on the brink of extinction, they are making a desperate attempt to draw in new blood.

People around Gray's Creek High School in Hope Mills, North Carolina were shocked last week when they came out of a school football game and found KKK fliers on their windshields. Papers in plastic baggies were left by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and called people to arms over the removal of Confederate flags and statues.

The flier called the removal of Confederate symbols an attack on 'White History, the White Race and America itself'.

The Loyal White Knights chapter leader, James Spears, confirms that the fliers were distributed by the group near the school and some nearby homes.

“We’re hoping to let people know there is an alternative out there,” Spears said in an interview with ABC 13. “Right now in America, it seems to me they’re trying to erase white culture and white heritage right out of the history books. We’re letting them know there’s another side out there.”

Parents were horrified, however, and didn't want the fliers anywhere near the high school. Many don't see the KKK as a good alternative to anything.

“It promoted racial inequality,” said mom, Amber Holland, to ABC 13. “It promotes hostility, violence and division.”

“We threw them away...Everybody just wants to get along and it seems like one thing after another this year at school that's come up that's pulling against everybody," said Brian Hicks, a man whose stepchildren attended the game. He found pamphlets at his home.

According to Hicks, what the KKK stands for is completely contrary to everything his family tries to instill in children.

“We are aware of the unapproved distribution of material on the campus of Gray’s Creek High School Friday night during the football game which is currently being investigated,” said Principal Lisa Stewart, who notes distributing the fliers are against school policy.

According to the school's policy, people are prohibited from distributing material that contains 'personal attacks or abusive language such as language defaming a person’s character, race, religion, ethnic origin, gender, family status, or disability'.

This isn't the first racial controversy to hit the school recently. Someone at the school posted a photo on social media with a Confederate flag wrapped around his shoulders. This was disturbingly similar to the behavior of Dylann Roof, the Shelby, North Carolina young man who was responsible for the Charleston church shooting.

The photos caused an uproar and the school had heightened security as a result. The fliers are just another disturbing reminder of racial tensions in North Carolina, as well as across the country, continuing to heat up.

Source: Fox News
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