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Parents sue school district over racist 2017 video

HENRICO (AP) The parents of a Henrico County student who say their son was assaulted and bullied by his middle school football teammates in an incident captured on video two years ago are suing the school system.

The video, which showed football players simulating sex acts on black students in a locker room and was overlaid with racist language, sparked outrage after it was shared on Snapchat. It led to the cancellation of the rest of Short Pump Middle School’s football season and a police investigation. No charges resulted.

The complaint filed Oct. 17 seeks $350,000, local media reported. It alleges three school officials failed to create a safe, nondiscriminatory and inclusive environment.

A Henrico County schools spokesman said the district outside Richmond had not been served yet and would respond at the appropriate time.

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