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Controversial student artwork taken down at North Oldham High School

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A controversial piece of student artwork was taken down at North Oldham High School Friday, a spokesperson for Oldham County Schools says. 

The artwork, which depicts two scenes of racial tension, had been the subject of ire among some parents on social media

The artwork depicts two scenes: A flashback to 1930 with a member of the Ku Klux Klan wearing a white hood and pointing a gun at an black man with the Confederate flag below it; the other side of the picture says 2015 and features a police officer pointing a gun at an African American child with the American flag below it.

Parent Dave Hamblin, who works as a police officer, said he sent out a request to take it down and took to Facebook when it wasn't removed. 

Tracy Green with Oldham County Schools, says the art work came down Friday, along with the other art from the unit being studied.

She explained the unit will be complete Monday and, given the timing, the school decided to take the artwork down. 

Green said there was also a substitute teacher in the classroom Friday and it wouldn't be fair to leave the controversial artwork up with the sub in the classroom. 

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