Catawba Co. warns parents of racially insensitive video circulating social media

Catawba Co. warns parents of racially insensitive video circulating social media

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — Catawba County Schools is warning parents of a racially insensitive video that is being shared by students on social media.

A parent sent Channel 9 a clip of the video that references the tragic death of George Floyd, describing it as images of “intolerable hate.”

Superintendent Matt Stover also received multiple complaints about students enrolled in the system posting videos that he describes as “disturbing, inappropriate, insensitive and racist.”

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He went on to say that Catawba County Schools does not and will not tolerate students engaging in hateful speech and racist behavior on school campuses or at school events.

“It is harmful to the person(s) at which it is aimed, harmful to those who witness it, and harmful to our communities as a whole because it impedes having empathy for and communication with others,” he said.

Stover is encouraging parents to educate their children about the appropriate use of social media and monitor that use.

The school district says if you encounter hateful speech or videos you should contact the social media platform where it was posted. The video sent to us was removed from Twitter Tuesday morning.

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