HANOVER, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia are investigating a social media put up that reportedly confirmed two white youngsters, one in every of whom was holding a gun, together with a message utilizing a racial slur and threatening to “hunt” black individuals.
The image was initially posted to Snapchat and sparked outrage after being shared extensively by group members in Hanover County, The Richmond Instances-Dispatch reported Wednesday.
Hanover County Public Colleges reported the put up to the sheriff’s workplace, however district officers couldn’t disclose whether or not the kids within the picture have been Hanover County college students, spokesman Chris Whitley stated.
“Hanover County Public Colleges doesn’t tolerate racist, vulgar, profane, or obscene language or conduct,” Whitley added stated in a press release obtained by the newspaper.
The Hanover County Sheriff’s Workplace recognized the boys within the image however couldn’t launch their names, in accordance with county Supervisor Faye Prichard, who known as the picture “horrific.” The sheriff’s workplace didn’t say whether or not the boys would face fees.
The president of the native NAACP chapter informed The Instances-Dispatch that the put up mirrored a tradition tolerant of racism.
“I want I used to be shocked, however I wasn’t,” the newspaper quoted Patricia Hunter-Jordan as saying.
The chapter sued Hanover County and the college district in August over the names of Lee-Davis Excessive College and Stonewall Jackson Center College, arguing black college students have been compelled to attend colleges that commemorated Accomplice imagery in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
The district sought to dismiss the case, citing an expired statue of limitations, the newspaper stated. A trial was set to start this week, however was delayed indefinitely.
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