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A petition asks Austin ISD to expel the students who allegedly posted a racist video to social media.

A petition to expel three Austin teens is circulating on social media after they posted a video containing racial slurs.


The video, now taken off of social media, is still making its rounds by other people who recorded it. The video shows three incoming high school teens singing a song titled "G.S. Anthem."

In less than 24 hours, the Change.org petition—which does not include the names of the students because they are minors—has gained over 5,000 signatures. The petition calls for the removal and expulsion of the students from Austin High School, as Austin ISD has a zero tolerance policy for hate speech and racism.

AISD told Austonia in a statement that the district "took immediate action upon learning of the recording," but "does not release specific disciplinary action." The full statement from AISD:

"Austin ISD strives to be a place where people of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds feel safe and included. We regret the video in question did not exemplify our standards. Austin ISD does not release specific disciplinary action, but [the] administration is working closely with the students and families involved and took immediate action upon learning of the recording."

Austonia reached parents of two of the students, but both declined to comment.

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