George Floyd post from Foothill student investigated


The Clark County School District is investigating a viral social media post displaying a student referencing the loss of life of George Floyd in an invite to a dance.

The picture, which circulated extensively over the weekend, exhibits a feminine student posing with a big poster with Floyd’s identify and a handwritten be aware that mentioned, “If you went to SADIES w/me it would take my BREATH away!”

The picture prompted Foothill High School in Henderson and the college district to launch a joint assertion Friday that they’re “aware of the matter and are currently investigating.”

Foothill and CCSD is not going to tolerate racially insensitive behaviors that contradict an inclusive group and influence the college tradition of our college students,” the e-mail from the college mentioned. “As you are aware, Foothill High School and CCSD can not comment on individual student matters or discipline, we assure you the issue is being addressed.”

It’s not instantly clear the place and when the picture was taken, although it seems to indicate the student on an athletics area. Foothill High School has not held dances this college year, as all district colleges have been doing distance studying so far.

Floyd, a Black man, died in May 2020 after a white police officer knelt on his neck for over 9 minutes. His pleas that he couldn’t breathe grew to become a mantra throughout Black Lives Matter demonstrations over the summer season.

Former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin is charged with second-degree unintentional homicide and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s loss of life, with a trial set to start subsequent month. Trials for the opposite three different officers current on the scene are slated for later this year.

Last week, the Los Angeles Police Department announced an internal investigation right into a “Valentine’s Day-themed” picture that had circulated all through the division referencing Floyd’s loss of life and expressing an identical sentiment to the one on the student’s poster.

Contact Aleksandra Appleton at 702-383-0218 or [email protected] Follow @aleksappleton on Twitter.


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