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Grosse Pointe students suspended for racist post

Posted at 5:09 PM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 17:09:22-04

Grosse Pointe, Mich. - Six students from Grosse Pointe South High School near Detroit are on a five-day suspension for a racist post they made on social media.

The Instagram photo shows three white students with the "n-word" written across their torso, along with negative messages directed toward black students at the school.

The post has since been removed, but not before it was shared on Facebook and Twitter, causing an uproar in the community. Community Spokesperson Greg Bowens said, "We will not tolerate as a community anybody being prejudiced against or acting in a bigoted fashion because it is disruptive to the school environment."

A senior at the high school, Miracle Bailey, says students have to be careful on social media. "Just think before you post anything and just get approval from your friend or any other person and of course never post hateful speech because it will follow you." Bailey went on say Grosse Pointe South is normally a harmoniously diverse school and she hopes this incident serves as a learning experience for students across the country.