Students from an upstate New York high school can be heard chanting “n—-rs” in a racist video posted on social media, according to a Web site.
In the 7-second clip, a teen from Brewster High School in Putnam County looks into the camera and says, “Always a great day baby,” as others begin shouting “n—-rs” in the background, Baller Alert tweeted.
At the end of the video, one teen in the group exclaims, “I f—ing hate “n—-rs.”
The Web site later tweeted, “the school told parents they were getting the video scrubbed from the internet. They didn’t address the problem they r covering up the problem. We received many stories that this is the norm.”
Brewster High School’s principal, Nichole Horler, told Baller Alert that she, a school resource officer and the superintendent are investigating the incident.
“We are in the process of identifying the students and having the videos blocked on the social media sites,” she wrote.
“I can assure you that any and all consequences that are allowed will be given out to the students.”
A rep with the school district added to The Post on Monday, “We repudiate the comments made by these individuals in the strongest possible terms.
“Knowing that these individuals attended a school district where values of equality and respect for all are fostered, it is disappointing to learn about this incident.”
The students involved in the incident were graduating seniors, the Web site said.
A Brewster High student sent the hateful video to Baller Alert on Sunday, saying, “What this does to young black kids is heartbreaking,” according to the site.
“It seems like we can never win,” the student said in an e-mail that was tweeted out by the Web site.
“I just want this video to be shown because these aren’t adults these are teenagers.”
One teen claimed to be involved in the making of the video while “intoxicated” and said the video was a “huge mistake, the Web site said.
“One of the biggest I have ever made, not just because it has blown up and i’m paying for it, but because it has hurt people in my community and beyond,” the teen wrote, according to the site.
“I know this video looks like a couple of white kids throwing around harmful language because we’re entitled, but that’s not who we are. We are regular kids who messed up big time, and I truly am sorry for anyone that I have offended because again, that wasn’t my intention.”
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