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Oregon City HS Principal addresses racist incident involving a student

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In October, Oregon City High School students protested against racism that involved kids who attend the school.

A photo was posted social media that showed former and current Oregon City High students with a racist sign. 

School administrators said they were also aware of a note that was allegedly found on a student’s doorstep. It read, “Go back to picking cotton, [racial slur]. Black lives don’t matter.”

Now, a video from a student that includes racial slurs is circulating on social media.

Adrian Alvarado is a student at the Oregon City High School and said he saw the clip on Snapchat. Alvarado said it showed two people who referenced the school’s principal and then repeatedly used a racial slur.

According to Alvarado, the person who took the video was his friend.

"It was mind-blowing, like I didn’t expect that to come from him,” Alvarado said. "He was never like that.”

Alvarado's older brother, Marcus Hasan said he saw the video and posted it on his Twitter.

The school’s principal, Tom Lovell replied to the video on Twitter saying: "Exactly the type of negative behavior that we've been trying to stop. It won't be tolerated. There will be severe consequences for this."

Although school is not in session for the winter break, a spokesperson for the school district wrote, “School administrators will also work with the students involved to make this situation a teachable moment and assist them in efforts to repair the pain caused by their actions and words.”

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