- A video has gone viral on social media of a high school pep rally during in which students portrayed Trump and Jesus Christ while making racist remarks.
- In the video a student masquerading as the 45th president, says, “I have to deal with China and the China Virus, A.K.A. the Kung Flu.”
- At the end a student dressed as Jesus Christ takes the microphone and declares, “Jesus Christ is with the Republican Party.”
“Calallen ISD’s superintendent apologized for a video that surfaced on social media of a high school pep rally during which students portrayed former President Donald Trump and Jesus Christ while making racist remarks.
The video, captioned “i’m so scared #saveme,” has garnered close to 34,000 views and has been shared over 550 times since being posted. It is a screen recording from someone’s Snapchat account. That person recorded the pep rally, which took place at Calallen High School’s gymnasium.
In the video, a Trump flag is seen, while a student, masquerading as the 45th president, says, “I have to deal with China and the China Virus, A.K.A. the Kung Flu.”
At the end of the 30-second video, a student dressed as Jesus Christ takes the microphone and declares, “Jesus Christ is with the Republican Party.” Students are seen cheering and applauding during each speech.
Superintendent Arturo Almendarez said seniors were allowed a dress-up day when the video was recorded.
“Unfortunately, the totality of the skit content was not pre-screened by administration and we apologize for any offenses that have occurred as a result of the skit routines portrayed,” Almendarez said. “A full investigation has occurred and appropriate action has been taken.”
Almendarez would not disclose what action was taken, citing school district policy.
This is not the first time Calallen students have been at the center of controversy involving social media and racist remarks.
In 2018, a video circulated online of the high school’s cheerleaders singing a sexually explicit and racially charged chant on a bus.
The video showed several girls chanting about sexual acts and using names like Kenisha and Shaniqua, which are typically associated with Black women. None of the girls in the video were Black…”
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