CARROLLTON, Ga. (WSAV) – Two Georgia highschool seniors have been expelled and can reportedly not graduate after posting a racist video on social media.
Two seniors at Carrollton Excessive College posted the video on TikTok on Thursday, the place it rapidly went viral and unfold throughout different social media platforms. The video reveals the 2 college students utilizing the n-word and saying derogatory issues about African Individuals.
The scholars, one boy and one lady, may be seen in a toilet mimicking a cooking present utilizing labeled cups of water.
“First, we’ve ‘black’,” the lady may be heard saying, because the boy pours a cup of water within the sink. “Subsequent, we’ve ‘don’t have a dad’.”
The 2 then pour cups of water labeled “Eat watermelon and fried hen”, “Rob folks”, and “Go to jail” into the sink, and skip pouring a cup labeled “Make good selections.”
The scholars had been rapidly recognized, and Carrollton Metropolis College District Superintendent Dr. Mark Albertus issued an announcement Thursday night time.
“Please know this video is being addressed instantly and any pupil concerned within the manufacturing of this video will face severe penalties,” Albertus mentioned.
On Friday, the varsity system launched another statement, asserting the expulsion of the scholars.
“Two Carrollton Excessive College college students who had been featured in a racially offensive TikTok video that unfold throughout social media platforms final night time are now not college students within the Carrollton Metropolis College District,” Albertus mentioned within the assertion, saying he was “deeply disturbed” by the “unacceptable” conduct.
Some questioned if college officers may punish the scholars if the video was filmed outdoors of faculty hours, however CHS Principal David Brooks mentioned not being in school doesn’t alleviate the scholars’ accountability to uphold a excessive commonplace of conduct.
“It’s our precedence to maintain our faculties secure, and there’s no doubt this incident has triggered important stress at Carrollton Excessive College, throughout the district, state and nation – even the world,” Brooks mentioned.
Officers mentioned within the assertion that the varsity system takes satisfaction in its various pupil inhabitants and considers it a power.
“This incident doesn’t replicate the tradition of Carrollton Metropolis Colleges,” Albertus mentioned. “We’re very happy with our range and so is our complete group. We don’t must lose sight of this vital attribute due to the actions of some.”
A faculty district spokesperson confirmed to news outlets that the scholars won’t be graduating as deliberate on the finish of the spring semester.