Brighton CSD looking into racist videos created by student

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BRIGHTON, NY (WROC) — The Brighton Central School District is looking into a series of racist videos they say were created by a student.

The district says the video posted on social media feature “horrid, hateful speech” directed at another student.

In a statement, Superintendent Dr. Kevin McGowan said, “Hate has no place in our classrooms, our schools, or our community… We never have and never will tolerate bigotry, racism or discriminatory acts of any kind. Our Board of Education, Leadership Team, Staff, and the overwhelming majority of our students and parents are committed to embracing and celebrating the differences among us.”

The district says they are “aggressively addressing this as a student discipline issue.”

Full statement from Brighton CSD Superintendent Dr. Kevin McGowan:

Hate has no place in our classrooms, our schools, or our community. We are deeply troubled and saddened by the horrid, hateful speech portrayed in videos recently created by a student. We have been actively involved in supporting the student the videos were directed toward, addressing those that may have been silent bystanders, and aggressively addressing this as a student discipline issue. We never have and never will tolerate bigotry, racism or discriminatory acts of any kind. Our Board of Education, Leadership Team, Staff, and the overwhelming majority of our students and parents are committed to embracing and celebrating the differences among us. We cherish every member of our school community and seek to promote kindness, caring, and a commitment to the needs of every individual in our school community. We will continue to address this individual situation while our District maintains a significant focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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