A group of Florida high school students were recently caught stumbling on LGBTQ Pride flags, waving temporary Confederate flags and allegedly harassing classmates in a straight gay club. ۔
School authorities immediately launched an investigation after it surfaced online at Bartram Trails High School last week. Cell phone footage was recorded outside on the school grounds and showed a group of male students chanting the slogan of a homophobic mess, as well as other homophobic and transphobic directed by LGBTQ classmates. A series of statements.
The footage shows the group stumbling over the LGBTQ Pride flag, while a Confederate flag, which appears to be drawn on a piece of poster board, is also waved at student slogans. Some of the group’s waitresses were apparently reserved for eunuch classmates, with footage showing students shouting “there are only two sexes, f **** t” and “you all have mental illness.”
According to him, the students who were targeted during the incident were members of the school’s gay club. St. Augustine Record. School District officials are reportedly working with the St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office’s Youth Resource Deputy Division to investigate the incident. Students who allegedly participated in the hate incident may face disciplinary action from the school as well as possible criminal charges.
“I think it’s really disturbing,” Nancy Trey, a parent of a high school student, told the newspaper Monday. “I think anyone who sees something like this happening in their child’s school will be upset. Everyone wants their child to be part of a school community that has acceptance and respect, and I don’t think this video shows that. “
Christina Langston, a spokeswoman for the St. John’s County School District, said the high school students’ behavior was “unacceptable and not a sign of culture and students.” Langston told the Jacksonville-based news station WJXT that the students involved would “get results that are in line with our student code of conduct, Level III and IV.”
The consequences of Level III and IV violations, which are the highest in the School District Code of Conduct, include possible suspension, expulsion, placement in alternative schools and mental health services. Students who commit violations are also “subject to criminal proceedings.”
Newsweek The St. John’s County School District arrived for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.
If criminal charges are filed, it will not be the only recent incident in which high school students have been charged in an anti-LGBTQ incident. He was a student at Georgia High School. accused of Earlier this month, a student wearing a flag of pride was caught attacking a school cafeteria after disorderly conduct, simple batteries and disruption of public facilities.