College Student Confuses Covered Lab Equipment With KKK Rally

Lab equipment confused with KKK / Twitter

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A student at Bowling Green State University suspected she saw on Sunday a Ku Klux Klan rally taking place on campus. It turned out to be covered lab equipment.

The student was walking through campus and saw what looked like a white sheet through a window. She quickly took video footage and sounded the alarm on Twitter, messaging the university president about the issue.

After the student's tweet went out, Bowling Green did some light detective work to discover the true identity of the purported Klansman. The university's president, Mary Ellen Mazey, tweeted at the student the school's findings.

The student was relieved, but remained convinced that the white supremacist group was active at Bowling Green.

It did not take long before the incident spread throughout social media, causing many mocking tweets to be sent back to the assuming student.

The KKK is estimated to currently have around 5,000 to 8,000 members, split between dozens of organizations that use the Klan name throughout the United States. It is unclear how many hold rallies in university laboratories.

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Emily Ferguson is deputy news editor for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the College of Charleston in May of 2016 with a BA in Religious Studies and minors in Philosophy and Studio Art. Along with being an aspiring journalist, she is a painter, jewelry maker, music enthusiast, and fire performance artist.