Two Georgia high school seniors have been expelled and will reportedly not graduate after posting a racist video on social media.
The Carrollton High School students posted the video Thursday on TikTok, where it quickly went viral and spread across other social media platforms. The video shows the two students using the n-word and saying derogatory things about African Americans.
The students, one boy and one girl, can be seen in a bathroom mimicking a cooking show using labeled cups of water.
“First, we have ‘black’,” the girl can be heard saying, as the boy pours a cup of water in the sink. “Next, we have ‘don’t have a dad.’”
The two then pour cups of water labeled “Eat watermelon and fried chicken,” “Rob people,” and “Go to jail” into the sink, while they skip pouring a cup labeled “Make good choices.”
The students were quickly identified, and Carrollton City School District Superintendent Dr. Mark Albertus issued a statement Thursday night.
“Please know this video is being addressed immediately, and any student involved in the production of this video will face serious consequences,” Albertus said.
On Friday, the school system released another statement announcing the expulsion of the students.
“Two Carrollton High School students who were featured in a racially offensive TikTok video that spread across social media platforms last night are no longer students in the Carrollton City School District,” Albertus said in the statement, saying he was “deeply disturbed” by the “unacceptable” behavior.
Students at the school, meanwhile, said they were shocked after seeing the footage made by their classmates.
“I walk through the halls with those folks and to see that they think about us like that,” student Juan Nievs told WGCL. “It made me angry.”
Another teen, Terrell Carmichael, said he knows both students who produced the video.
“I was mad, like angry,” Carmichael told the station. “They would not normally talk like this, it was a complete surprise to everybody in our school.”