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Disturbing footage captures an incident at a private Catholic high school in Louisiana, where a white teenager targeted a black student with racist acts of bullying, Your Content has learned.
The video, which surfaced last Wednesday, shows the white student throwing cotton balls at the victim and subsequently whipping him with a belt.
The incident has ignited widespread outrage both locally and beyond.
Following the incident, authorities arrested the 15-year-old freshman, charging him with simple battery and committing a hate crime.
The video’s circulation online has further fueled the conversation about racism and the urgent need for inclusive environments in educational institutions.
Vandebilt Catholic High School, where the incident occurred, has an overwhelmingly white student population, with only a small percentage of black or African American students enrolled.
The incident has prompted discussions about the importance of fostering diversity and promoting racial harmony within the school community, according to The Daily Advent.