Hundreds of Brookline high schoolers stage walkout after racist Snapchat videos surface

The videos allegedly show individuals using racial slurs to describe black people.

Hundreds of Brookline High School students staged a walkout Thursday morning to protest racist Snapchat videos made by former and current students, according to local news outlets.

Photos and videos show students gathered outside the school.

The school district said in a statement Wednesday that it has disciplined the individuals involved in the first video reported last week, according to Boston 25 News. After learning about the second video on Wednesday, the district has launched another investigation.

“We want to make clear that on both a personal and professional level, we are disgusted and deeply disturbed that any member of the BHS community would make such vile, hate-filled videos,” Headmaster Anthony Meyer and Superintendent Andrew Bott said in the statement.

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Junior Griffy Estime told WHDH that she and other students posted the Snapchat videos on Facebook to raise awareness.

The videos allegedly show individuals using racial slurs to describe black people, with one video specifically targeting the school’s African-American Latino Scholars group, according to the station.

Officials said in the statement that it would provide “community supports” for students on Thursday.