Albany School Board votes to expel student over racist posts on Instagram


ALBANY (KRON) -- KRON4 has learned on Wednesday night that the Albany School Board has voted to expel a student over racist posts on an Instagram account.

Some of the posts targeted other students and one faculty member.

More than a dozen students were disciplined, including several who liked or commented on them.

Officials say the student can appeal the expulsion to the county education department, or appeal in court.

Here is a statement from Superintendent Valerie Williams.

The Albany Unified School District Board of Education took action on June 20, 2017 to expel a student in accordance with the California Education Code. The decision was made after deep and thoughtful deliberation following a lengthy hearing. As the District has a responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of student information, we will not be releasing the student's name.

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