GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich. – A video posted to social media over the holiday weekend featuring Grosse Pointe South High School students making racist comments sparked outrage in the community.
In an email sent to students, parents and teachers on Wednesday, Principal Moussa Hamka described the video as “deplorable.”
“During the past 24 hours, several of our students have approached staff members and administrators indicating that this video, which has been circulated via social media, offended them and made them question the values we hold dear at South,” Hamka said.
The video shows students talking about how they would segregate the country and that slavery would be reinstituted. One student refers to injuring and killing black people, as well as branding them.
“Consistent with the Student Code of Conduct, we are making appropriate decisions regarding consequences for those involved, including student separations from school,” Hamka said.
It is unclear at this time what punishment the students will receive.
In March, several Grosse Pointe South students posted photos on social media with the N-word written on their stomachs.