District Investigates Weber High Students For Racist Post On Social Media

Weber School District in Utah is investigating a video that appears to show a group of cheerleaders using racial slurs

Weber School District in Utah is investigating a video that appears to show a group of cheerleaders using racial slurs

The girls are seniors and juniors at Weber High School in Pleasant View, Utah. They represent "school spirit" as cheerleaders and have totally ostracized an entire demographic of students by posting this racist video to social media'. With that being said, neither shouldn't there be justification for threats toward them and their families.

The girls were believed to be saying gibberish words into an app.

Horrified classmates picked up on the video and shared it on Facebook and Twitter along with comments laying out their disgust.

District technology experts are working to determine that, and officials say they have no timeline for when the probe will wrap. "In this case, a very derogatory, offense racial slur". They recorded a phrase, that when played backwards sounded like a racial slur, district officials wrote.

"Initial information suggests that the students may have actually been saying a different phrase, something similar to 'surgeon cuff, '" the district said.

"We are shocked by the conduct of these students and the contents of the video", the district said in a news release obtained by KSTU.

"Those contacted have already expressed regret and are extremely apologetic for what has happened, ' he continued, adding that he hoped it would serve as a 'learning experience" for the girls.

"Racism, whether intentional or not, has no place in our schools or society", Findlay said in a statement. "If they had any type of concerns about other people's feelings or about what other people would think they wouldn't have been laughing". There is no excuse for these girl's action.

While another wrote, 'It was recorded a year ago, and shared during this school year so they obviously still think it's amusing and acceptable, or they would've deleted it and forgotten about it.

While a student at the school, Wyatt Decker posted, 'That video is incriminating to all of Weber High, not just the cheerleaders. At some point, there has to be an example set.

"Even though the incident occurred outside of school, we are investigating the situation because of the disruption it has caused at Weber High School", Findlay's statement says.

Others slammed them as "disgusting" and said "they knew what they were doing". "They did it, and they posted it", she said. "Until it was on social media", another said.

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