Students outraged over high school assistant principal’s ‘racist’ tweet

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(WGN) - School officials in Norfolk, Virginia are being criticized for not addressing an assistant principal’s racist tweet.

Booker T. Washington High School Assistant Principal Amy Strickland retweeted a tweet originally posted by the parody account @OrNahhTweets.

The tweet shows a picture of seven white girls standing with seven black boys. The tweet asks the question, “Every white girl’s father’s worse nightmare?”

Strickland posted the tweet in June, but students discovered in last week while scanning their new assistant principal’s page, WAVY-TV reports.

On Monday, a group of students walked out of the school in protest.

“The students have spoken, and of course, the NAACP supports the students that action needs to be just and swift,” said Joe Dillard, Norfolk Branch NAACP President.

The school board says it’s reviewing the matter.

The board is not confirming whether the assistant principal who sent the tweet is still working.

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