Middle School Student In Trouble After Passing Out Cotton Balls On Campus To Mock Black History Month

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Contra Costa County parents were informed that a Diablo View Middle School student would face consequences after being racist, reports Revolt. Officials in the California school said that the student bought cotton balls to school and proceeded to pass them out in an effort to mock Black History Month

According to KTVU 2, the incident occurred last week. The superintendent of the Mt. United Diablo School District, Dr. Adam Clark, sent a notice to parents about the student’s actions.

“Unfortunately, we as school and District leaders missed a crucial opportunity to turn this bullying and racist incident into a learning opportunity. I will correct that inaction. That said, Mt. Diablo Unified School District is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students,”

the statement said. 

“We have to directly address and reject all forms of offensive and divisive behavior within our school communities… I encourage all parents to talk to their students about what kinds of language/actions are acceptable at school… as we work to address this offensive event, safe conversations can take place to prevent any student from feeling unwelcome or intimidated within our schools,”

the superintendent went on to say. 

“Although the student who initially brought the cotton balls to campus was disciplined, there were other students who participated,”

Clark went on to say. 

It’s unclear the form of punishment the student will face. 

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