Macclenny, Fla. — Several Baker County High School students have been ‘disciplined’ for their role in a Snapchat group deemed offensive by classmates, the Baker County School District tells Action News Jax.
The title of the Snapchat group contained a racial slur.
With a parent’s permission, Action News Jax spoke to the student who discovered the group.
Fearing retaliation, the student’s family asked we speak to the teen on the condition of anonymity.
“I was pretty surprised. I was really hurt to be honest. I didn’t really know what to do in the moment,” said the student. “… Disgusted to be honest.”
The student says their classmates in the group were suspended for five days.
Action News Jax reached out to the district for comment on what’s being done to address the matter.
We received a statement from the School District’s Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, Robin Mobley.
“A student at Baker County High School reported seeing the referenced Snapchat,” said Mobley.
“The incident was investigated by the Baker County High School administration. The students found to be involved were disciplined. Specific disciplinary actions are never discussed with the public. The parents of these students were contacted regarding the situation.”
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