Parents outraged after video shows metro Christian school student using racial slur

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — Some parents at Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy are outraged after a video that showed a student making racial remarks surfaced.

In the video, the student can be heard using the N-Word and other racial slurs.

“This has been, I want to say, the underlying environment that my child has been exposed to,” said former Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy parent, Laura Perry.

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Perry said she recently enrolled her son in public high school after she claims he was discriminated against at ELCA.

“There are people in power that are ignorant to the fact that there is some racism at the school,” Perry said.

Monday, Channel 2′s Audrey Washington called the school about the video.

Her calls were not returned.

One parent forwarded Washington an email, originally sent from the academy’s head master.

It read, in part:

“A video of one of our high school students using racial slurs was posted on social media and shared in the ELCA community. ELCA does not tolerate this behavior and the student has been disciplined by administration. I am grateful that we are in a Christian community that can not only hold one another accountable but provide grace and mercy.”

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One parent, who asked for her name not be used, said the academy needs to better address the video and other reported racial incidents at the school.

“I feel like the lack of acknowledgement of the pain and trauma that that causes children is a failure on the part of administration.”

Perry agreed.

“The students at ELCA, the message that’s being sent to them is that their administration does not protect their interests,” Perry said.

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Monday evening, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy sent Washington a new email in response to the incident that read:

The mission and values of our school are steadfast, we love all people and we do not condone hurtful messages and behaviors in any shape or form including the video of a student using racial slurs. We can assure you that this has been addressed by our administration.

—  Dr. Tim Hahn, Head of School

The students involved in the video have not been identified.

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