Disturbing video has surfaced of Texas high school students spelling out and repeating the N-word and engaging in other racist acts in a classroom.
According to the KWTX, the racist video stems from activity in a classroom at Dusbiski Career High School, a career-focused school in Grand Prairie, Texas that offers students professional training in more than a dozen fields of study.
In the video posted online last week, at least six students can be seen "saying the n-word out loud in front of other students, writing the slur on a banner with the word hate next to it as well as spelling it and repeating it several times," KWTX reports.
A Grand Prairie ISD spokesperson said in a statement that the district will "fully investigate this situation and hold those involved accountable” when classes resume next week after spring break.
Grand Prairie’s NAACP President Angela Luckey believes the district's statement fell short.
“I want the principal to be held accountable and the teacher that was in the classroom, I want that teacher to be fired,” Luckey said. “I want the students that participated in the video to be suspended and removed from this school campus.”
Black students of Dusbiski Career High School who wished to remain anonymous told CBS News Texas that it's even more troubling to see their peers defending the video in social media posts.
“When they are commenting the post, people are speaking out saying it’s normal, it’s OK,” one student said.
The students said the boys shown in the racist video are Hispanic and that administrators should encourage students of all backgrounds to support each other in their school and career endeavors.
“I know they can do it. I know our school can make change. I believe in our school. Our school will make change I know they will," another student said.