White Alabama high school students were caught using racist and anti-Semitic slurs in a disturbing video that has sparked an investigation by school officials.
“Without the Holocaust, what would the world be like?” says one boy in the video, which included students from both Hoover and Spain Park high schools, located in a suburb south of Birmingham, AL.com reported.
“We would have white people still,” a girl responds. “All the n—-rs would not be here,” another teen chimes in.
“F–k n—ers, f–k Jews,” another teen says.
“Jews are fine because they’re white,” the girl adds. “We just need the n—-rs gone.”
The teens also referred to racially mixed people as “mixed Oreos” and talked about putting minorities in concentration camps or waiting until they “die off.”
The father of one of the students in the video posted an apology for his daughter’s actions on his business social media page. None of the other students in the video were publicly identified.
“Earlier today a video was circulated on social media that depicted high school kids hanging out and saying some really horrible things. One of the kids you can hear talking is my daughter. We believe, that in the moment she acted completely outside her character and certainly outside the morals and principles that we worked hard to instill in her throughout her lifetime,” Gordon Stewart wrote on the Hoover Toyota Facebook page.
“Our family, Mackenzie included, blatantly reject all forms of racism or bigotry and the sentiments from the video do not accurately reflect her or her true feelings. This experience has proven to be a crucial lesson in her maturity and she directly expresses her heartfelt apologies for her insensitivities,” he wrote.
School officials said they were investigating the incident, despite it occurring off school property.
Hoover Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she spoke with both schools’ principals, confirming the students are enrolled in the school system, AL.com reported.
“We have been made aware of a recently posted video that features Hoover School System students who appear to be engaged in disturbing conduct,” Hoover City Schools said in a statement.
“The activity apparently took place this past weekend at a private residence. Although it was not part of any school function, the conduct in question is in direct conflict with our school system’s values and its mission. Our school administrators are carefully investigating the situation in order to assess our options under the Code of Student Conduct. In the meantime, the Hoover school community may be assured that the Board, together with its administrative and instructional staff, remains steadfastly committed to maintaining and strengthening a school culture that encourages and embraces diversity, inclusiveness, and tolerance,” the statement continued.
Unique Simpson, a black student at Spain Park High School, suggested racist behavior is a problem at the school.
“Honestly, I am so sick and tired of going through this same routine at Spain Park High School,“ Simpson said.
“I’ve been through so many personal experiences,” she said. “This needs to stop.”
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