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Castle High School Investigating Racist Social Media Post

Castle High School's principal says a racist social media post allegedly made by a CHS student is being investigated, and that disciplinary action will be taken in accordance with school policy.

Posted: Jan 11, 2021 10:34 AM
Updated: Jan 11, 2021 12:10 PM

A statement released by Castle High School (CHS) Principal Jim Hood on Monday says disciplinary action will be taken against an individual / the individuals involved in a racist post currently circulating on social media.

Principal Hood says that over the weekend, CHS administrators "learned of a racist social media post that was allegedly made by a Castle High School student."

In the post-in-question, which was originally recorded through Snapchat and later shared on other platforms, an individual can be seen yelling racial slurs and obscenities. The post could not be re-shared here due to its subject matter and the nature of the situation.

According to Principal Hood, "the individual or individuals involved will be disciplined according to Castle High School and Warrick County School corporation policy on student discipline," also adding that the post is not condoned or supported by the school, nor does it reflect the values of CHS, the Castle community, or the Warrick County School Corp.

According to Hood, school administration immediately initiated an investigation into the post after learning of it, and their investigation into the post is still ongoing.

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