Officials from the Santa Clarita school district have pledged to take action following a disturbing video posted on social media that shows students driving around a school parking lot and singing a song containing a racist slur. The video, which was filmed by three students from Valencia High School, has caused outrage and sparked condemnation from community leaders and the Santa Clarita chapter of the NAACP.
In the video, the students can be heard laughing and repeatedly singing the N-word into a microphone. The lyrics to the song included the line, “I don’t like N—.” The footage was recorded by a student who was being driven around the parking lot in a car with two other students. The student can be heard laughing and holding a microphone to the driver as they sang the lyrics.
The incident has prompted district officials to promise action against the students involved. However, as the students are minors, the officials did not disclose the exact nature of the disciplinary action that will be taken.
At a news conference on Tuesday, representatives from the Santa Clarita chapter of the NAACP and the William S. Hart Union High School District joined other community leaders in condemning the video. They expressed their disappointment and anger at the students’ behavior and stressed the need for a more inclusive and welcoming environment in schools.