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Grandmother: Bullied student receives apology over racial comment

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AUBURN, MI (WNEM) -

Amid racial tensions at a local high school, one teen who said he was a victim of racial bullying has received an apology.

The topic of race issues at Bay City Western High School has been pushed to the forefront after the imagery of the Confederate Flag.

Lahoma Buckley said her 14-year-old grandson, who is black, experienced racial bullying.

“He told me that, 'ya this kid stuck the Confederate flag under my nose today and said someone gave me five bucks to show you this.' And just before that another student says to him 'do slaves have feelings?' And then uses his name. '[The grandson] doesn’t have feelings.'”

Earlier this week, a racist video surfaced on Snapchat showing the Confederate flag, along with a text saying “Fly em’ high” and someone shouting the N-word.

It’s a matter now investigated by Bay City Public Schools superintendent, along with other claims of racism at the high school.

Whether someone will be punished is unclear.

As for Buckley, she said the bully has apologized to her and her grandson, and they have both accepted the apology.

Bay City Western High School and Middle School were closed Thursday. The reason why was not immediately given. 

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