A group of high school students from Alabama have sparked outrage after they shared pictures of themselves on social media standing on a black student wearing cowboy boots and flannels.
Students from Moody High School, Alabama, apologised for taking the offensive photograph, which showed six white male students wearing cowboy boots standing on a black student who was face down, with the caption:
We got us one.
After it was posted to Snapchat, the photo quickly went viral, with many people voicing their disgust at the photograph.
The students were dressed up for the day for a themed event, to dress as a destination, with some dressing as if they were from New Orleans, Hollywood, Hawaii and Dallas. The white students in the photograph represent 'Dallas', because of wearing flannels and boots, reports the Daily Mail.
However, issuing a statement, Moody High School principle Christopher Walters was keen to emphasise that the photograph was 'a joke', and that all the people featured in the photograph were friends and consensually involved.