Authorities in Los Angeles launched an investigation on Wednesday after a video appeared online in which several high school students illuminated their faces with dark paint and racist slogans.
The video, originally posted on Snapchat and later shared on Twitter, documents a group of mostly female students who laugh because the face of a male teenager has been painted in a dark color.
The female recording the short clip hears & # 39; white n ***** & # 39; while other students laugh and use racially charged language, many of their faces also being painted.
& # 39; Ooga booga n *****, & # 39; another girl exclaims, causing another nauseating outburst of laughter.
The video, originally posted on Snapchat and later shared on Twitter, documents a group of mostly female students who laughs when a male face is painted
Those documented in the video are said to be the students of Quartz Hill High School, in Lancaster, California. It was filmed off campus during the summer holidays.
The Sheriff & # 39; s Department of Los Angeles says they are aware of the video and are now investigating the incident.
Students, parents, officials and online viewers have all expressed their outrage with a collective voice.
& # 39; I mean, it's crazy & # 39 ;, 14-year-old Quartz Hill student Michaela said NBC4. & # 39; Because this is my generation. And see that my generation does this – it is a bit, it is a shame for this generation because we are known as the future leaders. & # 39;
One of the Twitter users who was responsible for distributing the video labeled it as & # 39; disgusting & # 39; and urged the online world to & # 39; these annoying children in difficulty & # 39; to get.
Antelope Valley School District officials issued a statement in which the horrific stunt as & # 39; very offensive & # 39; was labeled and described the actions of the teenagers as & # 39; unforgivable racist behavior & # 39 ;.
The female recording the short clip hears & # 39; white n ***** & # 39; while other students laugh and use racially charged language
Those documented in the video are said to be the students of Quartz Hill High School, in Lancaster, California. It was filmed off campus during the summer holidays
& # 39; This goes against the core values of the district: integrity, respect for the individual, diversity and community. We are working to identify those in the video, while also involving our law enforcement partners, and will take action if deemed necessary & # 39 ;, a district spokesman continued.
& # 39; We strive for a culture of inclusiveness and kindness. We ask all parents, students, and community members to share our commitment to compassion and kind behavior on and off campus. & # 39;
Talk to ABC Eyewitness News, a mother of one of the students in the video explained tears that although her child was something & insensitive and stupid & # 39; had done, she insists she is not racist.
The anonymous woman added that her family has had death threats since the video was posted online and now they are in hiding.
From July 1, counselors visit every Quartz Hill class to strengthen the values of the school's unity
Quartz Hill High School has now directly addressed the issue to parents in a letter that was circulated on Wednesday.
& # 39; Although this video contradicts everything QHHS stands for, we will not let it shape our school culture & # 39 ;, says the letter. & # 39; Our true strength is our diversity and our unity of purpose in creating an inclusive, compassionate and safe school culture. & # 39;
The school added that it had conversations with parents about the video in question, while they are preparing to enroll their children in the summer school.
From July 1, counselors will visit every class to strengthen the values of unity of the school, a confirmed official.
The incident with Quatz Hill students alarmingly stems from a seemingly emerging trend among teenagers in high and secondary schools across the country, where white adolescents have uploaded similar videos of them that appear in black face and use racist language.
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