Racist Snapchat prompts North Fulton school to discipline students

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Racist Snapchat prompts North Fulton school to discipline students

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The school told Channel 2 Action News that several students were disciplined after the incident, but did not give details.

Several students at a high school in north Fulton County were disciplined after a message containing a racial slur circulated through their cell phones.

The message was sent in a group among North Springs Charter High School students on the messaging app, Snapchat.

“I hate (expletive)s,” the message sent on Monday in a group including seven members said.

The school told Channel 2 Action News that several students were disciplined after the incident, but did not give details. The school’s principal, Michael Scott Hanson, told Channel 2 in an email that the “administration has investigated the incident and is following discipline protocols as outlined in the Fulton County Schools Code of Student Conduct.”

Channel 2 spoke to students and parents at the school who were upset by the incident.

“My daughter came to me with it and I felt her hurt,” Felicia Durah, a parent said. “I’ve heard about this group of students saying things that have been racially motivated before, but never this blatant.”

“Any use of a racial slur is disgusting,” one student, who didn’t want to be identified, told Channel 2. “I thought it was a cowardly move for those people to say those things, and for them to pass it off as a joke is even more cowardly.”

Hanson also spoke to students at the school during assemblies this week.

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Channel 2's Mike Petchenik reports.
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