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School system apologizes for video mocking George Floyd

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Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 3:29 PM EDT
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SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Officials with a North Carolina school system are apologizing for a video in which students are reenacting the murder of George Floyd.

News outlets report officials with Rowan-Salisbury Schools says it learned about the video featuring students from Erwin Middle School on Monday.

The video is only a few seconds long, but shows one student on the floor in a classroom while another kneels on the other student’s neck.

The student on the floor says “I can’t breathe” while the kneeling student gives a thumbs up to the camera and smiles. The school system says it’s investigating the incident.

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