Department of Education

Department of Education Investigating Arizona High School's 'Redneck Day'

Allegedly a federal civil rights violation

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The U.S. Department of Education has officially opened an investigation into allegations that an Arizona high school's campus-wide "Redneck Day" amounted to a federal civil rights violation.

The kerfuffle giving rise to the investigation arose back in May at Queen Creek High School on the outskirts of Phoenix. The student council hatched a plan to energize students for prom week that included a faculty adviser-approved "Redneck Day."  The point was to dress like – and spoof – "Duck Dynasty," an A&E reality TV show which follows a wealthy, eccentric Louisiana family.