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University Students Freak Out Over “Klansman” on Campus—Who Turned Out to be a Priest

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 04/05/16

What happens when a Dominican gets a hankering for some frozen yogurt?  This.

It happened at Indiana University in Bloomington: 

Rumors of a klansman on campus have proven false after a priest innocently made his way through Bloomington. Last night around 9:15 PM, social media became a furious storm of confusion regarding a man in white robes roaming along 10th St. and purportedly armed with a whip. Students thought the white robes indicated Klu Klux Klan affiliation. In the spirit of Hoosiers helping Hoosiers, students were quick to look out for each other by spreading word of this potential safety risk. …While the KKK has been active in the area in the past, it later became apparent this klansman armed with a whip was actually just a priest in traditional white robes. The “whip” he was holding may have been rosary beads or the rope-like belt tied at his waist. He was sighted off campus the same evening at the Red Mango on 10th St.

Read it all, and the social media frenzy that ensued.

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