Student Apologizes for Gun-Toting Confederate Flag Prom Photo

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There are embarrassing prom photos... and then there are REALLY embarrassing prom photos.

It's safe to say the following image falls into the latter category.

A bunch of students Chaparral High School in Parker, Colorado went viral this week after posing for their prom picture with alongside a giant Confederate flag.

Two girls are also holding guns, while several others use their fingers to mimic a weapon.

Confederate Flag Prom Photo

One of those featured at least recognized quickly that she may have made a mistake.

"It’s hard to say 'sorry' when that’s the only thing that can come out of my mouth right now,” the unnamed student told Fox 31 Denver, adding:

"I feel like there should be a better word for it."

According to an unnamed parent of one of the boys, meanwhile, a few moms and dads were encouraging the kids to snap the shot.

Said this parent to that same Foxx affiliate:

"I think in their immaturity [the kids] kind of think it is a cowboy thing, but to have parents feed into it and support it is really upsetting to me."

That's for sure. It's one thing for a bridge to collapse during your prom photo.

It's another to reference a symbol of white supremacy, slavery and the Ku Klux Klan.

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