GROSSE POINTE FARMS (WWJ/AP) – The principal of a suburban Detroit high school says three students were among a group of teens who recorded a video that included racist statements about African-Americans.
Grosse Pointe South Principal Moussa Hamka says in an email Wednesday that comments in the video, which circulated on social media, are “deplorable” and violate the school’s code of conduct.READ MORE: Whitmer Spoke About The Economic Jumpstart Plan Wednesday During The Macomb County Chamber Luncheon
“We are making appropriate decisions regarding consequences for those involved, including student separations from school,” she said.
Hamka said several students have indicated that the video offended them and made them “question the values we hold dear at South.” Officials say those involved in the video could face consequences.READ MORE: DPD Animal Month Features Michigan’s Only Dedicated Bomb Squad K-9
“We have assured our students that South is built on a foundation that values the contributions of all,” she said. “The majority of our students and community members do not accept and will not tolerate such bigotry.”
It’s the second recent incident involving students and racism. In March, the school suspended multiple students who were photographed with a racial slur on their bodies, and another who had a message on her leg in support of marijuana. The photo was repeatedly shared on social media.MORE NEWS: 6 More 'MI Shot To Win' Sweepstakes Winners Announced Aug. 4
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