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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – A picture of South Florida high school students reportedly holding a racist sign asking another student to prom is making headlines.

The picture shows three students from Monarch High School in Coconut Creek holding a sign that reads “You may be picking cotton, but we’re picking you to go to prom with us.”

Yahoo! featured the sign in an article titled “Here’s how not to ask your black friend to prom.”

According to Yahoo!, the picture was made public via a tweet from Jon Aro, a former student at the school. Aro grabbed a screenshot of the photo from a friend’s Instagram page.

“I decided to post it on Twitter because it is 2017 and stuff like this is completely revolting,” Aro explained to Yahoo! “I had thought we had been past the plight of racism. Apparently we hadn’t.”

When contacted by Yahoo!, a receptionist at the school said the principal was aware of the photo. However, it is unknown when the picture was taken.

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