A disturbing video featuring Alabama high school students calling for n*ggers to be “gone” while also hurling racist slurs against Jews, has caused district officials to investigate and condemn the students’ behavior.
According to AL.com, the video was shared on Facebook and went viral highlighting white students in Hoover, Alabama spewing hateful rhetoric.
“F— N-words, f— Jews,” one boy says. A girl then responds: “Jews would be fine because they’re white.” She added: “It’s fine, we just need N-words gone.”
Once the video began to spread on social media, Hoover Superintendent Kathy Murphy organized a conference call with the principals of the two high schools in the district, Hoover and Spain Park denounce the video on Monday.
“We are exceptionally sad and disappointed that this would either be the attitude of some of our young people or whatever would prompt them to have such conversations,” she told AL.com.
She also said: “It certainly speaks to the work we have before us.”
Hoover City Schools released a statement on Monday about the discovery of the offensive video over the weekend:
“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,” the school district said in its statement. “Our school administrators are carefully investigating the situation in order to assess our options under the Code of Student Conduct.”
One of the students featured was identified by social media users and her father issued an apology. Gordon Stewart, the owner of Hoover Toyota, addressed his daughter McKenzie‘s behavior on his business’ social media accounts.
Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato issued a statement on Twitter Monday afternoon.
“The City of Hoover condemns racism and hatred in every form and at any place or time. We are deeply disturbed by a video that is currently circulating on social media. Our city is a place for all people to live, work and play in a safe environment.”
Hoover if you remember was recently in the news after E.J. Bradford Jr., a Black man, was gunned down by police in an Alabama mall in a case of mistaken identity.
The officer was not charged in his killing.