Weber School District interviews 3 student participants about 'racial slur' video

Elias Hubbard
October 18, 2017

A video posted on Instagram, which featured five high school girls screaming racial slurs and profanity, caught the attention of school administers late Monday, according to a report by Desert News.

The video wasn't made during the school day or on school grounds, but violations of the school's code of conduct could bring discipline, possibly related to involvement in extracurricular activities, he said.

School officials are shocked and taking the matter seriously, Findlay said.

The students were asked not to come to school Tuesday while the district investigated the footage, according to Findlay.

Findlay claimed administrators were concerned about the impact the video would have on other students at the school, noting that it had been circulated far and wide on the Web.

The 10-second video, which can be viewed below, appears to have been filmed inside a vehicle and shows the five girls saying "F**k n*****s" multiple times while laughing.

'They were fully aware of what they did and posted it because they thought it was amusing, ' one person said. "It was viewed by other students who then re posted it to other social media sites", the statement said. The video was shared on Twitter Monday, with the caption, "I thought people were better than this, especially my so-called 'friends.'" All five of the girls within the video take turns screaming, "f-- n--". One tweet of the video had been retweeted 3,100 times as of 10:40 a.m., Tuesday. They may be young, but they're old enough to know that their behaviors are beyond offensive and inappropriate. "They dug their grave?" "You don't say stuff like that no matter the audience".

When he spoke to the publication, Findlay was unable to confirm whether the students went to Weber High School.

In the news release, the district said the actions of a few students do not reflect the values of the student body.

"Racism, whether intentional or not, has no place in our schools or society", Findlay said in a statement.

"We also wish to remind everyone that these are kids, and sometimes kids do really stupid things without thinking", the district's statement reads.

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