Desk View Excessive College has strongly condemned and distanced itself from a TikTok account, which was made utilizing the varsity’s identify.
The account shared a racist put up, the place the k-word was used.
Based on the Western Cape schooling division, the account tried to make use of the varsity’s identify, whereas there had additionally been an try and impersonate the identification of a 15-year-old pupil on the faculty.
“Please notice that Desk View Excessive College doesn’t have a TikTok account,” the varsity posted on its Fb web page.
“We distance ourselves from this account.”
Training division spokesperson Bronagh Hammond mentioned they’ve engaged with the varsity and have confirmed the learner’s account had allegedly been impersonated.
“The mother and father have submitted the learner’s telephone to the police and have opened a case of defamation of character,” mentioned Hammond.
She mentioned preparations have been being made with a digital forensics firm to get the content material eliminated.
The varsity, in the meantime, has instructed a lawyer to take up the difficulty with TikTok, with the view of getting the pretend account eliminated.
“The content material is extraordinarily offensive and unacceptable,” mentioned Hammond.
The creator of the account, named @tableviewhighscool, posted a video of a gaggle of learners at school uniform standing on a stage, with the caption, “We’ve given all our okay—— blazers”.
The k-word had a monkey emoji instead of the letter “a”, the Each day Voice reported.
“It’s regarding that ‘somebody’ has allegedly impersonated an account of a kid, and impersonated an account of the varsity, which by no means existed, with the intention to maliciously sow seeds of division, hatred and racism, and trigger hurt to a minor and the integrity of this faculty,” Hammond added.
“It’s unacceptable that persons are deliberately and maliciously eager to stir unrest and racial stress.”
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