Missouri high school student’s racist video leads to police investigation

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Police have announced plans to conduct a follow-up investigation into a racist video that a Springfield high school student posted on Snapchat.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that a Kickapoo High School student warned black classmates to stay out of a locker room and talked about lynching in the profanity-laden video that was posted Thursday. The Springfield NAACP demanded that it be investigated as a terroristic threat.

Kickapoo Principal Bill Powers told parents he requested that social media platforms remove the video and disciplined the student, who is a juvenile.

The video comes after at least one student waved a Confederate battle flag last month while driving through the school’s parking lot on a day focused on raising awareness about LGBT bullying. Two posters promoting the event also were torn down.

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