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Middle schoolers’ racist posting raises concerns in Grinnell

Grinnell Police and the Grinnell-Newberg Community School District say they are addressing...
Grinnell Police and the Grinnell-Newberg Community School District say they are addressing racist comments some middle school students made on TikTok.
Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 9:44 PM CDT
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GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) - Officials with the Grinnell-Newberg Community School District say they have punished middle school students who posted a racist video on TikTok.

KCCI-TV reports that Grinnell police also are investigating after residents reported the video titled “Hitler Gang.” Those residents believe the video was directed at their son, a Jewish transgender student at the middle school.

Police say the 10-second video shows several male students walking through the school hallway “in a goose-step style manner with their arms extended and palms down.” Police say the video also included “several racist and derogatory hashtags.”

Grinnell-Newburg Superintendent Janet Stutz says the students involved were punished but didn’t elaborate.

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