'These things happen': Florida high school head says video of one his student shooting a BB gun and yelling racist slurs is a civil matter

Mail Online | 5/11/2018 | Nic White For Mailonline
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A white teenager filmed firing a gun and yelling racist profanity while driving will only get a slap on the wrist from his high school.

The Chiles High School student shouted about attacking 'n****rs' as he shot the BB gun out the window while steering with his knees outside Tallahassee, Florida.

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Principal Joe Burgess said the student was spoken to and 'appropriately' disciplined but the school had little power to punish him as it was a civil matter.

'You know, if you have enough students and enough people you have things happen,' he told WCTV.

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'Things are never going to be perfect, as a school we are imperfect people. We strive to be perfect, but we are imperfect people.

'Unfortunately there is a tough lesson that they are going to have to learn from this that I don't think any lesson like that they would have got from school.'

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Mr Burgess said there was 'no threat to our campus at any time' and insisted the 'inappropriate' actions were 'not a reflection of our student body'.

Local school superintendent Rocky Hanna said he was 'sickened' by with video as it spread across social media but it was out of the school's hands.


'Unfortunately, we have little jurisdiction...
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