Parents Upset After Black Students at Florida High School Are Suspended for Confronting White Classmate Who Sent Them Racist Snapchat Student

Parents in a Florida community are upset after Black students were suspended for fighting a student responsible for sending them a racist video. (Photos: New4Jax screenshots)

Parents of Black students at a Florida high school are infuriated after they say their children were suspended for getting into an altercation with a white student who sent them a resurfaced video of two white boys making racist remarks but the students in the video were not disciplined.

“Hold on, you see that?” a boy could be heard saying in a video that has since gone viral, before pointing directly at the camera and stating, “It’s a n-gger.” One of the boys in the video was spotted wearing a KKK-like hood. The clip was said to have been made over the summer but was only just recently shared.

That clip was sent via the social media app SnapChat to several Black students, two of whom play football for Yulee High School in Nassau County near the Georgia-Florida border. The group ultimately confronted the student who sent the offensive video, which led to a physical altercation, Jacksonville’s Channel 4 reported.

In the end, only the Black students and the individual who sent out the clip but did not appear in it were suspended for five days. There were no reported injuries.

A parent who asked to remain anonymous told the news station that the Black students “were defending themselves after being bullied and targeted because of their race.”

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SOURCE: The Atlanta Black Star, Atahabih Germain

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