• Racially-charged video made at Cherokee County high school

    By: Chris Patterson

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    CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - A racially charged and threatening video from a Cherokee County high school student has surfaced, upsetting parents and students. 

    "To think in 2016 that that kind of talk goes on in high school that my kid attends. It's disgusting," said concerned parent Jason Baker.

    The video was recently recorded in the common area of Sequoyah High School outside the gymnasium.

    It was brought to the attention of Channel 2 Action News by a concerned parent who did not wish to be identified. That parent said the recording circulated via a student group chat.

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    The teen in the video said, "I feel like n------ are a direct problem, because of ISIS. We should kill them, too."

    "I think we should definitely post that on the morning announcements," the teen said.

    The video goes on to say an African-American security officer at the school would get what she has coming to her.

    The Cherokee County School District confirms administrators were notified about the video on Friday, and took immediate action against the students involved.

    "At the end of the day, they're kids, right? But something's got to happen. Something's got to happen. Serious discipline," Baker said.

    The student from that video reached out to Channel 2 Thursday night, saying his comments about “N-words” were made out of anger towards the suspects in his uncle’s recent murder. He told us they were not meant to threaten an entire group of people.

    The student also said he was recorded without his consent, and the video was edited to take comments out of context.

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