Derogatory Tweets - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Derogatory Tweets

It's been a controversial topic, tweets from teens. After President Barack Obama was re-elected a popular blog picked up on racist comments posted from teen twitter accounts.

The "N" word and monkey were thrown out there alongside the president's name. What happened after that left many teens in a sticky situation. A popular blog picked up on racist tweets from teens across the U.S. They called the schools wondering what action, if any, would be taken. One of those teens lives in Wichita Falls. Newschannel 6 is not releasing the teens name or where the teen goes to school. The tweets had the "N" word and other derogatory. The twitter account has since been deleted.

One person commented on our facebook page with, "Regardless of how you feel  the President of the United States deserves respect."

Another said, "FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!!!!!"

We hit the streets to hear what other Texomans thought and whether the teens who posted the racist comments should be scrutinized.

"As long as it's not a threatening remark, I don't believe in racism myself but that's also freedom of speech."

"It's not OK. It's not OK at all."

"I think it's freedom of speech but common sense you shouldn't bad mouth the president," said one man.

Newschannel 6 spoke with the teens parents who say they are aware of the situation.
They say they don't tolerate those words. Right now they are currently in touch with WFISD Officials.

WFISD officials said the incident transpired outside of the school day but the school did take appropriate actions. They went on to say the district does not condone such sentiments.

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