Snellville, GA (CBS46) A Gwinnett County high school principal is apologizing after several members of the school's marching band spelled out a racial slur during a recent performance.

Bo Ford, principal of Brookwood High School in Snellville sent a letter to parents detailing the incident.

In the letter, Principal Ford explains some of the instruments have covers that spell out the name of the school's mascot, "Broncos."

The covers are not normally worn on the field but pictures posted to social media show some of the band members spelling out a four-letter racial slur that starts with the letter, "c."

Principal Ford also called the term "hurtful, disrespectful and disappointing." He also added that three senior band members, one junior band member and two other students will be disciplined as a result of the incident.

Read full letter below:

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