The homecoming invite sign read, "You may be picking cotton, but I'm picking you. Homecoming?"

Thousands have viewed the picture, which is shown in the video above.

The school's principal Dave Helke sent an email to parents on Saturday afternoon saying the photo was "deeply offensive". The Star Tribune reported on Saturday that the male student, a junior, removed the picture from social medial and replaced it with an apology. "I made the poster as a joke between my close friend and I and many took it the wrong way and were offended," he wrote in a message posted to Twitter. "I'm sincerely sorry, no intentions were ever to offended [sic] her or anyone of color it was made as a joke."

The school is offering support to anyone that was offended by picture.

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