A Chiles High School student in Tallahassee, Florida, was caught on video firing a BB gun and yelling the N-word while driving.
Chiles High School principal Joe Burgess told WCTV that he addressed the racist incident with the student and his family.
Burgess said that ultimately the teen’s off-campus behavior is a civil matter:
You know, if you have enough students and enough people you have things happen…
Unfortunately there is a tough lesson that they are going to have to learn from this that I don’t think any lesson like that they would have got from school.
Burgess claims that students are safe at his school, which is no different than any other:
Things are never going to be perfect, as a school we are imperfect people. We strive to be perfect, but we are imperfect people.