A school in Oklahoma issued an apology on Thursday to a black student and his family after a classmate posted a photo of him in a prisoner’s uniform captioned ‘N****r for auction.’
The student had been participating in a comedy skit at Chandler High School in Chandler, Oklahoma, when the photo was snapped along with a confederate flag sticker.
‘N****r for auction in Chandler Oklahoma, starting bid $50,’ the caption read.
The student had been participating in a comedy skit at Chandler High School in Chandler, Oklahoma, when the photo was snapped along with a confederate flag sticker
In a long Facebook post, a woman claiming to be the student’s sister shared that her ‘blood is absolutely boiling’ after seeing the picture.
This is my little brother pictured in this screenshot,’ said Ashley Dawn Warner.
‘My brother is dressed up for Positive Peers as they are putting on a production for the school called Teen Forum. He was being taken to jail in this scene and this is what another student posted.’
Warner shares that bullying seems to happen ‘a lot m ore in Chandler Schools then it should.’
She added: ‘Every single one of my siblings that have been in Chandler Public Schools have been bullied.
‘I’m not sure if this is a result of piss poor parenting or if the school needs to do something regarding bullying or both; but this kinda crap isn’t acceptable.
‘I’m so sick of this racism shit and disgusted that it’s 2018 and we still let our children call other children ‘n*****s.’ Absolutely unacceptable.
‘The District has no tolerance for hateful depictions and captions regarding any student and has and will continue to address this unacceptable, despicable behavior whenever it occurs,’ the school said in a statement
On Thursday the school sent out a statement regarding the incident and apologized to the teenager’s family.
‘Chandler Public Schools experienced a deeply disturbing incident on Wednesday,’ the statement read, according to the New York Post.
‘A student Snapchatted a picture of another student, who was acting out a role designed specifically for educating students regarding the importance of positive peer relationships.
‘The student also included with the picture highlight alarming language that was hateful and demeaning.This behavior is not repetitive of Chandler Public Schools, its staff members or its students.
‘The District has no tolerance for hateful depictions and captions regarding any student and has and will continue to address this unacceptable, despicable behavior whenever it occurs.
‘In addition, districts officials will lean in with an even greater emphasis on educating students regarding no tolerance for actions or words that threaten, harass or bully others because of color.’
‘Our deepest apologies are extended to the student who was the victim of this shameful behavior by another student.
‘We will do our utmost to support this student and the student’s family in standing against actions and speech that hurts and belittles other individuals.’
Warner added in the post later that the student involved had been suspended.