Spokesperson: NY AG's office 'reviewing' racist, threatening TikToks by Carmel students
The New York Attorney General's office is "reviewing" a series of racist and threatening TikToks created by three Carmel High School students last month, according to a spokesperson.
This new information comes about five weeks after the Carmel Central School District in Putnam County first acknowledged the incident.
The videos depicted a shooting at the middle school targeting students of color and others dubbed racist slurs over a video of school faculty.
No charges were filed against the students who were "dealt with according to the student code of conduct," according to a district spokesperson.
This decision not to charge the students angered many parents, particularly parents of color, who have also accused the district of downplaying the seriousness of the videos.
Carmel Superintendent of Schools Mary-Margaret Zehr and the Board of Education have committed to changes in the weeks since the videos. including implementing an anonymous alert system for students who feel threatened, reviewing district policies on equity, inclusivity, and diversity, and racial harassment.
Parents have called the response "performative" and are demanding the students by expelled and mandatory equity and diversity training for all faculty and staff.
The board was met with a packed room at its meeting on Tuesday after an hourlong protest by community activists.