A video that went viral earlier this week sparked anger as two students were seen and heard using a racial slur on social media.
Identified as students at Conestoga High School in Wayne, the Tredyffrin/Eastown School District plans disciplinary action for the two pending the conclusion of an investigation. However, it is against district policy to reveal the nature of the punishment.
In the video, which went up Tuesday but is no longer available, seated side by side in what is either a dimly lit room or car, and with music playing softly in the background, the video appears to be one of two high school girls who were just having some good-natured fun on social media.
Then, abruptly, the brunette randomly blurts out “n---er.” They both giggle and then the other, a blond, who uttered something indecipherable moments earlier, says “n---er. N---er on a Tuesday.”
Both begin to laugh, and then the brunette takes a pull on a vape, a streamlined pipe through which cannabis oils are often smoked. There is more giggling, more babbling, and then the brunette, perhaps realizing that they had said some inappropriate things, says, “Oh, my God, this is boring,” and the video ends.
Tredyffrin/Eastown Superintendent Richard Gusick posted a response to the incident on the school district web page confirming that the students attended Conestoga and acknowledging that the language in the video was “racially offensive.”
“T/E School District strongly condemns this and all forms of racist language. Although this video was not made during school, it has hurt and offended many in our school community. This is unacceptable behavior, and it will not be tolerated. The school will investigate fully and apply consequences as appropriate. T/E School District will continue to stand for respect and inclusion, with schools where all are welcomed to learn,” Gusick wrote.
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