Carmel High School staff condemn “racist” TikTok videos made by students

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Staff from Carmel High School in Carmel, New York have condemned “racist” videos made by students after they were picked up across social media.

Plenty of school and college students across the globe have shared TikToks about their everyday classes, teachers, and their environments over the last few years.

However, in recent days, one school in New York state – Carmel High School – has been put under the microscope in recent as students had reportedly made “racist” videos impersonating teachers and members of staff. 

Carmel High School staff blast “racist” videos on student TikToks

The videos, which have since been removed from TikTok, were posted by three students and reportedly had AI impersonate members of staff. The actual content of the videos has not been shared. 

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“As an organization committed to diversity and inclusion, the Carmel Central School District Board of Education is appalled at, and condemns, these recent videos, along with the blatant racism, hatred, and disregard for humanity displayed in some of them,” the Carmel school board said in a statement addressing the videos. 

“We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or racism, either in our programs, or from the members of our District. We hold everyone in our school system to standards of basic respect and human decency. No one is as strong as all of us, and together we can work to unite and send a strong message to all that racism and all forms of hatred have no place in our schools.”

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Screenshot of statement on Facebook from Carmel High School boardScreenshot via Facebook
The statement, in full, from the Carmel High School board.

There hasn’t been any word about punishments for the students involved, but Putnam County Sheriff Kevin McConville said he was “pleased” by the actions taken by the school district, according to The Journal News.