A video of high school students in Hoover, Alabama went viral after it was shared on Twitter over the weekend and now the school superintendent says they’ll face disciplinary action but there’s a catch.
The clip was posted to Twitter by Mallory Moore on Sunday, March 3, who said the students attend Spain Park High School. It’s not clear exactly when the recording took place, however.
“Without the Holocaust, what would the world be like?” one male student asks.
“All of the n—ers would not be here,” an off-camera female student exclaims.
“Jews would run the world!” the male student says before a separate one shouts, “F–k n—ers, f–k Jews.”
“Jews are fine because they’re white!” the female student shouts.
“If the Holocaust never happened Jews would be running the world right now,” says the first student.
“We just need n—ers gone,” says the female party-goer. “Mixed Oreos? What are you gonna do with them?” she asks, as the male filming the video is seen laughing.
“You stick them in concentration camps,” the male student offers.
“No, you have to wait until they die off,” the female student says.
The footage was brought to the attention of city Superintendent Kathy Murphy, who was sent the video at 11 p.m. Sunday.
She told AL.com, “We are exceptionally sad and disappointed that this would either be the attitude of some of our young people or whatever would prompt them to have such conversations.”
Murphy, who held an early morning conference call with Spain High and other Hoover principals Monday, said any discipline the students will face will take into account the fact that the party did not occur on school grounds.
“To the extent that a matter happens off campus and has some residual impact in the school itself,” Murphy explained. “It certainly speaks to the work we have before us.”
Race-related issues are not anything unfamiliar to Spain Park. The school, which holds a 1,600 student population of that is made up of 61 percent white students and 22 percent Black students, had another controversy a few months earlier.
In September 2018, a video surfaced of a white student from the high school, which is one of two in the district, shouting the n-word over and over as she is swinging around a metal instrument.
In another video, she shouted in part, “All you f–king n—ers in that group chat that got butt-hurt by that, go f— yourself because it’s the 21st century. You can sit there and call me ‘cracker.’ Congratulations.”
The clips had one mom fearing for her Black daughter’s safety.
“Really? Is this really what we’re teaching our children in Birmingham, AL, ‘Over the Mountain’?” she wrote on Facebook. “So this is the type of ignorance my daughter deals with occasionally at school amongst her peers. … The parents of this young lady should be ashamed of themselves. Board of Education, here I come.”