PALM CITY, FL (AP) – Half a dozen Florida students posed for photos near high school, holding a large …
PALM CITY, FL (FL) – Half a dozen Florida students posed for photos near high school, holding large letters spelling out racial swearing, school officials said.
The school will adhere to a code of conduct for students in response to student actions, school district head Martin John Miley said Thursday. He explained that state and federal laws do not allow the county to identify students or disclose any other specific information about possible penalties. School staff did not participate, the report said.
“We are deeply aware of the pain and pain this photo has caused our community, especially our black Americans and students,” Millie said. “This incident is completely contrary to our values and the ideals we instill in our students.”
The photo shows six students standing in line near Hidden Oaks High School in Palm City, a community located about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of West Palm Beach. Each student holds a large, hand-painted letter, and students are positioned so that the letters inscribe a racial insult. The photo was posted on social media earlier this week, officials said.
The district is providing counseling to all students who need it, officials said.
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