The school officials have announced that they are taking appropriate disciplinary steps after a video shared on social media showed a student wearing a white hood commonly associated with the KKK while yelling the N-word. The video reportedly shows someone wearing a white hood while sitting down in a chair with the word “Grace” written on the back. A person off-camera then commanded the student in the hood to talk. The person reportedly said “Who do we hate?” before yelling the N-word. Other people off-camera can be heard laughing.
The video reportedly involves students of Grace Christian Academy, a private Christian K-12 school in Tennessee, NBC News reports.
The school officials released a statement and said that they handed down severe disciplinary action after a video on social media reportedly showed unidentified student using racial slurs while in a white hood.
The video reportedly shows someone wearing a white hood while sitting down in a chair with the word “Grace” written on the back. A person off-camera then commanded the person in the hood to talk, WBIR reports.
The person reportedly said “Who do we hate?” before yelling the N-word.
Other people off-camera can be heard laughing.
The video was reportedly recorded in a building that looks like a school or similar institutional setting. The unidentified student wearing the white hood is led into a room by a young man wearing a gray polo shirt featuring what appears to be a Grace Christian Academy logo, the KN reports.
Grace Christian Academy head of school, Tony Pointer, released the following statement:
“Immediately upon being made aware of an extremely inappropriate and deeply disappointing video yesterday afternoon that violates everything we value, the administration of Grace Christian Academy has taken swift action to meet with all students involved.
Severe disciplinary action has been issued as GCA does not condone this behavior or any form of racism. We will continue to seek truth and enact appropriate discipline. What we have witnessed in the last 24 hours is in no way consistent with the mission and core values of GCA.
We are doing everything possible to ensure the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of all our students and staff. Teachers and trained professionals will be available to speak with GCA students or families tomorrow, if desired. We covet your prayers and appreciate your partnership in ministry.”
But, the school officials did not specify how many students were involved in this incident or what kind of disciplinary action was taken against them.