Weber School District interviews 3 student participants about 'racial slur' video

Weber School District in Utah is investigating a video that appears to show a group of cheerleaders using racial slurs

The 10-second footage shows five girls in a auto, laughing as they repeatedly chant profanity and a racial slur.

A Utah school's officials became aware of the footage Monday after the 10-second video began making the rounds of social media.

A Weber high football player Tweeted the video after the original post was taken down from the account of one of the girls involved.

The 10-second video, which can be viewed below, appears to have been filmed inside a auto and shows the five girls saying "F**k n*****s" multiple times while laughing.

Weber School District spokesman Lane Findlay told the outlet they learned about the videos existence late Monday night. Nevertheless, it's very evident that the girls were aware of what they appeared to be saying in the video while they were recording and when they made a decision to post it.

"A year after the video was made, one of the girls shared it on a social media platform as a private post".

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Five teenage Caucasian girls are being investigated by high school officials after a social media video of them using racial slurs sparked outrage across the internet. The IT department has been instructed to look into whether the clip was created with a video-editing app capable of generating the offensive phrase.

"Initial information suggests that the students may have actually been saying a different phrase, something similar to 'surgeon cuff, '" the district said. They recorded a phrase, that when played backwards sounded like a racial slur, district officials wrote.

Schools officials haven't determined how the students will be disciplined, but said they could be expelled or kicked off the cheerleading squad. While they confirmed three of the girls in the video are cheerleaders, there is no indication the footage was filmed during extra-curricular activities.

The spokesman also told the Deseret News that officials are now determining where the video originated. "It was viewed by other students who then reposted it to other social media sites".

Findlay told the Salt Lake Tribune that the video has caused a disturbance at the school, noting that cheerleaders are held to a higher standard as part of their eligibility for extracurricular programs. They may be young, but they're old enough to know that their behaviors are beyond offensive and inappropriate.

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