Florida student, family apologize for racial 'promposal'

The racially and grammatically troublesome sign

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A Riverview High school student in Florida is under investigation after posting a racist prom proposal, according to the Herald Tribune.

The Volunteer & Partnership Office also recognized innovative leaders throughout the school district, including these 2018 district award recipients: Kendall Frechette, Pine View School, Outstanding Youth Volunteer; Susan Lord, Atwater Elementary School, Outstanding Adult Volunteer; Theodore Downing, Booker High School, Outstanding Senior Volunteer; JE Charlotte Construction, Riverview High School business partner, Outstanding Local Business Partner; The Baltimore Orioles, Oak Park School business partner, Outstanding Corporate Business Partner. "Just like the rest of us, students have the ability to say things that are offensive".

"Riverview High School has a wonderful student population and we know our school will use this incident as an opportunity to have productive conversations about respect for one another", Wilks said.

On one particular Twitter thread included people who said they didn't see what was wrong and thought it was amusing.

'I want to sincerely apologise if I have offended anyone with the picture going around.

The Sarasota County School District recognized outstanding individual volunteers and business partners earlier this month, during its annual awards ceremony, hosted during National Volunteer Recognition Month.

"While our son has apologized himself, on behalf of our family, we wish to also express our most honest apologies for the bad words used in his 'promposal, '" the statement says. "It was a complete joke and it went too far".

'Anyone who knows me. knows that that's not how we truly feel. "After reading the texts and Snapchats I truly see how I have offended people and Im sorry".

Anton Kernohan, one of Crowley's classmates, said the sign is proof of a larger issue.

But high school students do have free-speech rights from public school administrators, which are typically stronger in off-campus contexts than that which occurs on campus or at school events, Fred Smith Jr., an associate professor of law at Emory University, said in an interview.

"Many who saw the post are understandably upset with its contents as well as the subsequent commentary to the post", the recorded message said.

Otherwise, with no disciplinary action (regardless of an apology), the school will show they condone this type of behavior.

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