PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Canon-McMillan School District and the North Strabane Police Department have investigated videos of alleged high school students using racial slurs.
North Strabane Police say they were made aware of the two videos Friday. One shows a boy using a racial slur, the other a girl using the same slur.
KDKA could not locate the original postings of the videos but obtained them through local activist Trey Willis.
“Especially kids of color will tell you that we’ve dealt with this all our lives in this county,” he said. “Thankfully now we’re starting to get a platform and a voice to be able to draw attention to what’s been going on and still happening.”
A police investigation found one of the videos could have been recorded at Canon-McMillan High School.
No charges will be filed, but the school district continues its investigation, according to a tweet from the district’s account Saturday morning.
“It hurts. It’s disheartening. It’s disgusting. It’s appalling,” said Maranda Anderson, a parent in the Canon-McMillan School District. “My child doesn’t feel safe now. She told me it’s disgusting, and school is supposed to be a safe place and she doesn’t feel safe.”
North Strabane Police say they have finished their investigation unless more videos surface.
They say it will be up to parents and the school to implement any discipline.