Video Shows Racial Slur Used at Dallas-Area Catholic High School – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
“Serious disciplinary action” has been taken against a group of high school students in Plano after video emerged of an incident involving the use of racial slurs, school administrators said.
In a letter sent to parents on Thursday, John Paul II High School President Chad Evans said the incident involving a racial slur happened during “free time” while the students were playing a game. complete can be viewed below, or click here to open in a new window.
NBC 5 is not showing the video because we haven’t received permission from its creator, but the school has confirmed that it came from one of their classrooms.
The 19-second video appears to have been posted on a social media app. We see three students in front of the class playing hangman, a word game won by finding missing letters. The last four letters of a six-letter word are already displayed when a student fills in the first letter “N” before quickly erasing it.
In a letter sent to parents Thursday, the school said the incident happened last week and became known to administrators Monday evening. The school added that the teacher was unaware of the incident.
Evans stressed that “serious disciplinary action” had been taken but did not specify what action had been taken against the pupils or teacher involved.
“John Paul II High School does not condone the actions of these students and will not permit any discriminatory remarks, threats or behavior on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, nationality or disability,” Evans said.
The incident marks the second in as many weeks of derogatory racial language caught on video in a North Texas classroom.
Last week, the superintendent of ISD Fort Worth recommended that a teacher be fired for allowing a student to use the “n-word” nine times during a class presentation at RL High School. Paschal.