Mayor, Hoover City Schools release statement on controversial student video

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UPDATE: 4 p.m. — The City of Hoover released an additional statement following the viral video of students allegedly making racist comments. 

“The City of Hoover condemns racism and hatred in every form and at any place or time. We are deeply disturbed by a video that is currently circulating on social media. Our city is a place for all people to live, work and play in a safe environment.”

Frank V. Brocato

Mayor of Hoover

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HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — The following is a statement released by Hoover City schools in reference to a viral video of high school students allegedly making racist and anti-Semitic comments. 

Hoover City Schools states,

We have been made aware of a recently posted video that features Hoover School System students who appear to be engaged in disturbing conduct.  The activity apparently took place this past weekend at a private residence. Although it was not part of any school function, the conduct in question is in direct conflict with our school system’s values and its mission.  Our school administrators are carefully investigating the situation in order to assess our options under the Code of Student Conduct. In the meantime, the Hoover school community may be assured that the Board, together with its administrative and instructional staff, remains steadfastly committed to maintaining and strengthening a school culture that encourages and embraces diversity, inclusiveness, and tolerance.

This is a developing story check back for updates. 

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