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Students and alumni of several Baltimore-area schools have sparked outrage over their choice of racially charged Halloween costumes, including one of Freddie Gray, the African American man who was placed in the back of a police transport van during what a state prosecutor later deemed was an illegal arrest.

Gray died from a serious spinal injury, sparking protests across Baltimore and beyond.

Several photos appeared on social media, including one that showed a graduate from the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland wearing an orange jumpsuit with “Freddie Gray” written on his back, the Baltimore Sun reported. The photo was taken at an off-campus party at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, according to President Glenn McConnell, who said the incident is now under investigation.

Another social media photo showed students from the Gilman School and Roland Park Country School posing in orange jumpsuits, with a Snapchat caption that read, “N—-s broke out,” CBS reported. A third photo showed a St. Paul’s School student with a swastika and racial slur scrawled on his bare back.

Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, whose daughter attends Roland Park, took to Facebook with her frustration, writing: “Heartbroken. Disappointed. Frustrated.”

“It will undoubtedly be a rough day for my daughter tomorrow. Praying I find the words to help her make sense of this nonsense,” she added.

Gilman and Roland Park officials issued a statement saying they were taking the situation seriously, although they also pointed out that the person who snapped the photo and wrote the caption was not a student at either school.

St. Paul’s School said it was investigating the off-campus incident, adding that it “does not tolerate any form of hate or discrimination.”

Watch CBS Baltimore’s report on the incidents below:

 

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8 thoughts on “Baltimore Students & Alumni Under Fire For ‘Freddie Gray’ Costumes

    • Passing Through! on said:

      While white people are in an Opioid epidemic, you make a racist joke about the black man on the corner handing out drugs…GTFOH…LOL!

  1. americanize on said:

    Let me say this if ur going to participate in this holloween stuff,be careful have ur eyes and ears open you may run into devils in black face,devils with creepy clown suits,and mask,who may want to harm you.As you see everyday you have white radical terrorist marching all over the country,and its ok with white America.Just sayin be careful out there with ur children.

  2. Nothing new under the sun. I always wonder what would happen if silly ass mess like this just went unreported by the media and ignored by people who have better things to do with their time than to express outrage over something that has been going on for all our lifetimes and will continue until the end of time. Young Ms. Ojolayo sounds like a very intelligent young lady. Kudos to her.

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