School Puts “KKK Chicken Tenders” On Lunch Menu, Gets An F
4:54 pm, February 29th | by Laura Donovan
Superintendent Judith Scannell said it was supposed to read “KK Chicken Tenders,” which is short for “Krispy, Krunchy,” but it goes without saying that the extra “K” changed everything. In the words of Zach Galifianakis, “Classic mix-up!” As you can imagine, people took notice of the unusual (and hopefully unheard of) “KKK Chicken Tenders” offering, so the district said sorry and issued 6,500 new menus to students at each of its different schools. According to Scannell, an “exemplary” employee is guilty of adding an unnecessary “K” to the item:
“As she was typing it, she hit a third ‘K.’ It was an oversight. I apologize for the School District if we offended anybody. This was cleaned up immediately and a new menu sent out.”
Everyone errs, and it’s a relief the district threw together new menus, but this was a preventable mistake, and we’re not just advocating for a more rigorous copy editing process here. The school could have avoided this hoopla altogether by spelling “crunchy” correctly and ditching the “K”s. Administrators, you’re not going to connect with teenagers by misspelling things, especially if you inadvertently appear racist as a result.