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Webster CSD: Students heading to prom sing to 'song that included racially offensive language'

Webster CSD: Students heading to prom sing to 'song that included racially offensive language'

June 04, 2019 10:47 PM

WEBSTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Webster Central School District is taking action after a Snapchat video surfaced this weekend involving students attending the junior prom. 

According to a statement sent to News10NBC from the district, the video showed the students in a limo singing along to a "song that included racially offensive language."

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On Tuesday, the district held restorative sessions involving the Webster Schroeder High School's administrators, concerned students, and the students who produced the video.

The district says they can't comment further on the disciplinary action that will take place. 

Read below for the full statement from the district: 

Webster CSD was recently made aware of a video that was made on Saturday, June 1, during a limo ride as Webster Schroeder High School students were attending the junior prom. The video showed students singing along to a song that included racially offensive language. 

Webster CSD takes these matters very seriously and the building administration has been in contact with the students in the video. Parents were also contacted so that they, too, could discuss the hurtful and offensive language that was heard in the video.

Today, very productive restorative sessions took place involving Webster Schroeder's administrators, students who expressed their dismay and concern with this particular video, and students who produced the video. Webster CSD cannot legally share any student disciplinary action as that would be a violation of both student and family privacy.
 

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