As part of this week’s Homecoming festivities, Crookston High School in Minnesota scheduled an event that encouraged “guys [to] dress in their camouflage and other hunting apparel while girls … show off their animal print,” the Grand Forks Herald reports. Originally dubbed “Prey and Predator Day,” the event was changed to just “Camo Day” after the original description caused a stir among Crookston residents.
“In hindsight and looking at it from a different light, a better decision should have been made,” Superintendent Chris Bates said. “People might see it in a different way than it was intended. The change is good.”
According to Principal Lon Jorgensen, the school’s students did not realize the name’s underlying connotations, adding, “hunting in this area is pretty popular.”