Student Facing Possible Charges Over Racist Video

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A Pennsylvania high school student posted a narrated video of a black student as he ate chicken wings. Now he faces criminal charges.

A 14 year old student at Saucon Valley High School in Easton, Pennsylvania, recorded a 16 year old black student as he ate his chicken wings, adding narration to the entire event. The narration included the use of the N word, as well as referring to the black student as “broke and on welfare.”

After seeing the video on social media, the black student attacked the white student at a football game and was subsequently charged with assault and other offenses, according to Lower Saucon police.

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said he’s considering ethnic intimidation and harassment charges against the 14-year-old white student and opened the probe after witnessing the video shown to him by the black student’s attorney. Morganelli called the video, “vile and repulsive.”

Neither student’s names were released.

This is not the first racial incident at the same school.

According to The Morning Call newspaper of Allentown, last month, parents and students told the Saucon Valley School Board about several other racist incidents, including one where a student was asked if she was drinking from the right water fountain and then was told the fountain was only for whites.

H/T: CBS Pittsburgh

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