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Naperville North High School students are getting a reminder this week that "words hurt and can have unintended consequences" after a video of two students using racial slurs was posted to social media Sunday.Naperville North administrators are...

Naperville North students posted video featuring racial slurs, district confirms

Naperville North High School students are getting a reminder this week that "words hurt and can have unintended consequences" after a video of two students using racial slurs was posted to social media Sunday.Naperville North administrators are...

 Naperville North students posted video featuring racial slurs, district confirms

Naperville North High School students are getting a reminder this week that "words hurt and can have unintended consequences" after a video of two students using racial slurs was posted to social media Sunday.

Naperville North administrators are addressing the insensitive post to social media involving two Naperville North students, District 203 Director of Communications Michelle Fregoso said. School administrators met with the students involved and their parents, she said.

While the district does not discuss student discipline as a matter of policy, there will be consequences for the students' actions, Fregoso said.

Posting of material on an electronic medium that may be accessed by one or more persons, often referred to as cyber bullying, is included in the district's bullying policy.

The district's harassment policy also specifically cites the use of derogatory slurs as an example of prohibited conduct.

Fregoso said Naperville North is a comprehensive and inclusive high school that continually strives to educate students "on the cultures and diversity that make us, as a school community, so dynamic. This incident is wholly not a representation of North's inclusive student and staff community."

Mom to remove girl from Elmwood Park school over racist phone message Pioneer Press

The mother of an African-American student at Elm Middle School said she is pulling her daughter out of the Elmwood Park school after a note was left in the girl's locker telling her to call a phone number that led to a racist message.

In a phone interview Tuesday, Shonerka Howard said there had...

The mother of an African-American student at Elm Middle School said she is pulling her daughter out of the Elmwood Park school after a note was left in the girl's locker telling her to call a phone number that led to a racist message.

In a phone interview Tuesday, Shonerka Howard said there had...

(Pioneer Press)

"We will continue dialogue with our students and staff to emphasize appropriate social media usage, and that words hurt and can have unintended consequences," she said.

Figures show that during the 2015-16 school year, there were 93 reported incidents of bullying, intimidation or harassment in Naperville School District 203. The most common locations of the incidents were in the cafeteria or a locker room or gym.

About a third of the incidents included an element of targeting due to the gender, race, nationality or national origin of the victim.

Yorkville High School reported a similar case recently when two students posted derogatory comments on their Twitter accounts.

The school issued a letter Feb. 22 alerting the community that neither Yorkville High School nor Yorkville School District 115 condones "any type of disparagement toward any student and/or student groups."

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