Female high school students have been suspended after a video of them repeatedly yelling the N-word was shared on multiple social media platforms. The superintendent released a statement and said that the girls, who where not identified due to their age, are facing disciplinary consequences for the racist language. “Are they kids? Yes. But do they know what their doing? Absolutely. Apparently, those kids got a deep hearing and got suspended for three days. Three days. The consequences that white people typically face for racism is always a slap on the wrist.” the social media user, who shared the video, said.
The high school students from Texas reportedly recorded themselves using the N-word and other racial slurs and then posted the clips on a private Instagram group called “KKK,” Express-News reports.
The VIDEO, that was shared on social media by the user who goes by @caileneasely, captured the unidentified female high school students repeatedly looking into the camera and yelling the N-word.
She released the students’ school’s name, address, and phone number, noting she was calling the campus to report delinquency.
In the video, the unidentified blonde student with braces is seen repeatedly saying the N-word, occasionally joined by a brunette student, the ABS reports.
The school district spokesperson Sally Andrews authenticated the video and noted it did happen and that the students do attend the high school.
The VISD Superintendent Jay Killgo told Express-News that the three students have faced disciplinary consequences and are facing further punishment after a hearing was held on Monday, April 25.
But, the school district would not say what those consequences are, citing student privacy laws.
VISD Superintendent Jay Killgo told 12NewsNow:
Earlier this week, VISD received a video of extremely inappropriate behavior of high school students making racial comments in the hallways. The students were immediately addressed with discipline consequences and hearings are scheduled to determine future punishment.
The comments made were unacceptable and are not condoned by VISD. This was a poor reflection of our student body by a handful of students. We will always be vigilant about addressing this type of behavior and creating a respectful environment for everyone.
Another spokesperson for the school district said the students’ punishment was suspension.
The social media user who shared the video said in her post that the students should face harsher punishment.
According to ABS, Caileneasely reportedly said: “Are they kids? Yes. But do they know what their doing? Absolutely. Apparently, those kids got a deep hearing and got suspended for three days. Three days. The consequences that white people typically face for racism is always a slap on the wrist.
What exactly is three days going to do? What kind of deep hearing did they have? It’s not deep enough to make them not be racist. It’s not deep enough to properly inform and educate them.
They use that slur with intention. The name of the group chat had intention behind it. Those kids are knee-deep in bigotry and those slap on the wrist consequences grow into deeper issues.”
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