Iowa parents sued school in a video of a white student pretending to execute another black-faced student


Someone waving the Black Lives Matter flag.

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  • Iowa parents are suing their child’s high school in a video posted on TikTok.

  • According to the proceedings, the video showed two white students pretending to be “hate crimes.”

  • Parents said the school did not inform them about the video and failed to protect the students.

Parents in Bettendorf, Iowa, are suing their children’s school in a video shared on social media. Proceedings Submitted on January 18th.

The video was first posted on TikTok by a student attending Pleasant Valley High School in January 2020, the proceedings said. The children of black parents also go to school.

According to the proceedings, the video shows that one of the white students is wearing it Blackface Other Caucasian students pretend to hit him as background music repeats racial slurs. Later, the lawsuit said the student pretended to have shot the student with an “execution-style” blackface.

KWQC, Obtained the video, but refused to air or post, but confirmed that the depiction was included.

According to the proceedings, the video also shows students lip-synching and dancing, and one student pretending to shoot another student, laughing and pointing his thumb at the camera. It’s unclear when the video was made and why.

According to the proceedings, the students complained to school officials shortly after the video was posted, but their parents were not informed of their existence. The video was posted online again in December 2021, almost two years later, after which school officials notified their parents and sent emails calling them “racist” and “disgusting.” The proceedings stated.

The school prevented them from being “parents” and protected their children from “harm, trauma, emotional distress” because parents did not announce the existence of the video when it was first released. In a video that said he refused the opportunity to.

The lawsuit also stated that the school did not discipline the students who made the video, thus failing to maintain a safe learning environment for the students.

The family is seeking unspecified damages. They did not respond to insider requests for comment.

The Pleasant Valley Community School District, the Board of Education, and the Principals and Principals of Pleasant Valley High School have been appointed as defendants. No one responded to the insider’s request for comment.

Brian Strass said Local 4 news Wednesday: “We are aware of the proceedings, but we cannot comment on the proceedings in dispute.”

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