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Racist video surfaces at Torrance high school

A Black student in Torrance was reportedly sent a clip of girls yelling an anti-Black slur. The video, filmed five years ago, included several students from South High School. The students crowded around the camera to say a harshly derogatory word for Black people, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In an email to parents Wednesday, Principal Jim Evans told families that the school is working to support and address the safety concerns of the student who was sent the video. He said school officials had met with some of the students in the video over the past few weeks. They felt deeply remorseful for their actions, he wrote in the email.

“We will continue to work with all of our students to teach that respectful behavior means that collectively we will not tolerate hate, discrimination or racism in any form,” Evans wrote to parents, according to the Times.