Steve April 13, 2021
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Source: Newsweek

BY SCOTT MCDONALD ON 4/13/21 AT 1:29 AM EDT

Ahigh school on the western outskirts of the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex has disciplined some of its students for lewd, racist behaviors of allegedly trying to sell Black classmates through social media. The students “pretended” to auction their mates, which triggered harsh punishment from the district.

The Aledo Independent School District (AISD) acknowledged the social media posts.

AISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Bohn sent an email to parents in the district, saying “There is no room for racism or hatred in the Aledo ISD, period.”

The social media remarks apparently originated from students enrolled at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus, and AISD said the gestures were deemed “racial harassment and cyberbullying had occurred and assigned disciplinary consequences in accordance with our policy and the Student Code of Conduct.”

The screenshot from the post shows a group called “Slave Trade” pasting emojis of a Black man, a white police officer and a gun to “[racial slur] Farm” and “[racial slur] Auction” that had people bidding $1 on one student and up to $100 on another student.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/texas-hs-students-auction-black-students-social-media-1-100-1583095?piano_t=1

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