Report: Students face penalties following blackface incident at Gate City High
Four students at Gate City High School have been disciplined for a Homecoming Week incident that occurred on Tuesday.
Scott County Superintendent of Schools John Ferguson said names and the violations are kept confidential by system policy but a viral video and pictures posted online showed select students in blackface paint during a “country/camouflage day” themed activity.
In one of the videos, a minority Gate City student addresses the child in blackface and asks why he came to school that way. The juvenile said the minority student was an inspiration followed by laughter.
(IMAGE: Scott County, Virginia Public Schools)