Dad and mom of scholars at a Florida highschool are enraged after a racist video went viral on social media, then faculty directors flubbed their response to it.
An edited version of the Snapchat video shared with News4Jax reveals two white college students—one sporting a Ku Klux Klan-styled white hood—laughing and utilizing racial slurs seemingly towards their Yuletide Excessive College classmates.
The video was despatched to a bunch of Black college students who confronted the youngsters seen within the video, which led to a bodily altercation, the college district’s assistant superintendent advised the information outlet.
The assistant superintendent stated the scholar who shared the video and those that confronted the scholars in it have been reprimanded. Dad and mom of the scholars who confronted the filmmakers said they were suspended for five days. In the meantime, nothing occurred to the scholars who appeared within the video, the college district confirmed.
Now, dad and mom are upset with faculty directors for dealing with the scenario unfairly. They met on Wednesday night to debate the controversy.
“The aim of this assembly is to verify we’re all transferring as one, aligned on the purpose, set up an efficient approach to talk, and most significantly, the start steps of constructive ahead progress,” said parent Melissa Ricks in a Fb publish.
One guardian accused Principal Yvon Joinville of flubbing the scenario.
“Mainly his concern is that this going public, not that it’s been mishandled, not that they didn’t handle the actual subject at hand. Not one of the above,” the guardian, who was not recognized, advised News4Jax in Jacksonville. “It’s that he doesn’t need the general public understanding about this.”
The video was despatched to Black college students then broadly circulated on the faculty, parents told local news outlets. Ricks, whose son was despatched the video and was one of many college students suspended, stated she believed the college has an underlying subject of racism.
“All we’d like is an administration that cares concerning the points and is keen to publicly carry consciousness to our college students and our group, that they’re actively searching for methods and resolutions to herald the dad and mom, carry within the college students, and work out a approach to carry these children collectively and cease permitting the separation,” she told News4Jax.
In a statement released Oct. 22, Nassau County College District Assistant Superintendent Mark Durham stated the district and highschool “need to make it clear that acts of discrimination primarily based on race won’t be tolerated on our campuses or towards our college students. People committing such acts can be topic to disciplinary penalties. We acknowledge that many college students have been negatively affected by the content material of this video and the college is ready to help their wants.”
He additionally claimed that the video was filmed over the summer season and never on faculty property.
On Friday, gamers on Yulee’s soccer crew needed to take a seat out in the course of the homecoming sport to point out help for his or her teammates who had been suspended. But parents told News4Jax that after being advised by the college’s principal that they’d not be capable to play for the remainder of the season, athletes needed to discover one other route. A video obtained by the information channel reveals that gamers opted to wave their teammates’ jerseys as a substitute.
A guardian advised the native CW affiliate information channel that it was unbelievable that the youngsters who made the “vile, nasty, distasteful video” are nonetheless in a position to attend faculty whereas the scholars who spoke up about it “to defend themselves are sitting at house.”