METHUEN, Mass. (The Blaze/AP) -- School officials in a Massachusetts town are apologizing for sending home a lunch menu that listed KKK Chicken Tenders as an option.
About 6,500 students in four Methuen (muh-THOO'-in) schools went home with new menus Tuesday, a day after the original one mistakenly listed chicken seemingly in the style of the Ku Klux Klan.
Superintendent Judith Scannell tells The Eagle-Tribune the menu was supposed to list KK Chicken Tenders, with the KK standing for a creatively spelled "Krispy, Krunchy," but an employee mistakenly hit the "K" key one too many times.
Scannell apologized if anyone was offended. The food service director got one complaint.
"I'm not an educator, but if my son asked me what it meant, I would try to explain it to him," City Councilor Sean Fountain told the Eagle-Tribune. "I think it's being blown more out of proportion than what really happened. I really don't think it was intended to be a negative issue or racial issue."
A student pointed out to WCVB-TV that it there would've been no issue if officials just spelled the words correctly, with the letter C.