Valencia High School responds to racial slur video circulated on social media
By Christina Cox
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Valencia High School is calling the language used in a discriminatory, racial video “offensive” and “unacceptable.”

The video shows several white Valencia High School students shouting the “N” word and laughing while drinking.

It was originally posted to Twitter and received a strong response from those on social media.

“Early Tuesday morning, Valencia High School and District staff became aware of several videos posted on social media that depicted individuals using racially inflammatory language,” a statement from Valencia High School read.  “Any student using language that promotes hatred or intolerance on our campuses will be counseled and held accountable for their actions.”

A young person who is not a student at Valencia High School and was not at the party, told NBC 4 he received the video from a peer and shared it to draw attention to the racist remarks.  As of press time Wednesday, however, The Signal could not confirm the student’s report.

In a statement issued by the school, Valencia High said that the use of offensive language is “disappointing to the students and staff at Valencia High School who care so much about creating an environment that is positive, safe and accepting for everyone.”

The school reiterated that it takes its mandate to prepare students to be good citizens who demonstrate concern for others seriously.

“We recognize the need to reinforce the message that hateful words and actions matter – and have consequences,” the statement continued.

 

ccox@signalscv.com
661-287-5575
On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_

About the author

Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.

Valencia High School responds to racial slur video circulated on social media

Valencia High School is calling the language used in a discriminatory, racial video “offensive” and “unacceptable.”

The video shows several white Valencia High School students shouting the “N” word and laughing while drinking.

It was originally posted to Twitter and received a strong response from those on social media.

“Early Tuesday morning, Valencia High School and District staff became aware of several videos posted on social media that depicted individuals using racially inflammatory language,” a statement from Valencia High School read.  “Any student using language that promotes hatred or intolerance on our campuses will be counseled and held accountable for their actions.”

A young person who is not a student at Valencia High School and was not at the party, told NBC 4 he received the video from a peer and shared it to draw attention to the racist remarks.  As of press time Wednesday, however, The Signal could not confirm the student’s report.

In a statement issued by the school, Valencia High said that the use of offensive language is “disappointing to the students and staff at Valencia High School who care so much about creating an environment that is positive, safe and accepting for everyone.”

The school reiterated that it takes its mandate to prepare students to be good citizens who demonstrate concern for others seriously.

“We recognize the need to reinforce the message that hateful words and actions matter – and have consequences,” the statement continued.

 

ccox@signalscv.com
661-287-5575
On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_

About the author

Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.