Teen Hands Out "Deportation Notices" at School

Tess Koman
Cosmopolitan

From Cosmopolitan

A Redding, California, high school student is “in trouble” for handing out deportation notices to classmates of different ethnicities, the Record Searchlight reports. Shasta High School’s principal said the papers were an inside joke among friends.

Shasta Union High School District Superintendent Jim Cloney “couldn’t confirm” whether the notices were related to the results of the election (Donald Trump is going to be President, BTW, and the increase in racist and sexist rhetoric happened immediately), “but I guess it would be hard to say it wasn’t” as they were handed out the day after. Principal Leo Perez said “the students involved are all friends and the act was meant as a joke.”

According to KRCR TV, the student filmed himself handing the notices out to others and posted the video to Twitter and Snapchat, captioned with comments like “got him” and “another french one” - the footage has since been removed.

Photo credit: Screengrab via KRCR TV
Photo credit: Screengrab via KRCR TV

The school hasn’t specified how the situation will be handled, but Cloney told the Record Searchlight “We take issues around racial and cultural insensitivity very seriously.”

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