A video of high school students in Hoover, Alabama went viral after it was shared on Twitter over the weekend and now the school superintendent says they’ll face disciplinary action but there’s a catch.
The clip was posted to Twitter by Mallory Moore on Sunday, March 3, who said the students attend Spain Park High School. It’s not clear exactly when the recording took place, however.
“We just need n—ers gone,” says the female party-goer. “Mixed Oreos? What are you gonna do with them?” she asks, as the male filming the video is seen laughing.
The footage was brought to the attention of city Superintendent Kathy Murphy, who was sent the video at 11 p.m. Sunday.
She told AL.com, “We are exceptionally sad and disappointed that this would either be the attitude of some of our young people or whatever would prompt them to have such conversations.”
Murphy, who held an early morning conference call with Spain High and other Hoover principals Monday, said any discipline the students will face will take into account the fact that the party did not occur on school grounds.
Race-related issues are not anything unfamiliar to Spain Park. The school, which holds a 1,600 student population of that is made up of 61 percent white students and 22 percent Black students, had another controversy a few months earlier.
In September 2018, a video surfaced of a white student from the high school, which is one of two in the district, shouting the n-word over and over as she is swinging around a metal instrument.
In another video, she shouted in part, “All you f–king n—ers in that group chat that got butt-hurt by that, go f— yourself because it’s the 21st century. You can sit there and call me ‘cracker.’ Congratulations.”
The clips had one mom fearing for her Black daughter’s safety.