Alabama school system 'horrified' by anti-gay, racist video

AP News
Posted: Nov 01, 2017 11:57 AM

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school superintendent says he's "horrified" by a racist, anti-gay video linked to a student.

Local media report the video was released through social media by a student in Spanish Fort. In a statement, Baldwin County Superintendent Eddie Tyler says officials have spoken with the parents. He says they're "mortified," by the video, which includes racial slurs and suggests a mass genocide of homosexuals.

Tyler says the video wasn't produced on school property and doesn't have any connection to school. He says educators can't discuss any resulting disciplinary action.

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The local NAACP president, Alec Barnett, tells WKRG-TV the response is inadequate and the student should be suspended.

Spanish Fort High School students held a protest over the video Monday, and the city police chief spoke at a student assembly.