100 Hickman Co. students suspended for YouTube video - WKRN News 2

100 Hickman Co. students suspended for YouTube video

Posted: Updated: Jan 5, 2012 11:24 PM CST
CENTERVILLE, Tenn. -

More than 100 students at Hickman County High School in Centerville are spending three days in in-school suspension for their involvement in the making of a derogatory YouTube video directed at the school's administration.

The video is snippets of students saying the phrase "B*t$@ a$s" strung together and was shot in various locations throughout the school including in the hallway, in classrooms and on buses.

The phrase "B*t$@ a$s" is repeated 109 times in the three minute clip, which includes a tally in the bottom right corner.

In total, 103 students were issued three-day in-school suspensions for the making of the video.

The person who physically edited and posted the video online has been suspended from the school indefinitely.

Director of Hickman County Schools, Dr. Jerry Nash, said the video was discovered sometime over the holiday break.

"If they appeared in the video, they were given three days in school suspension and the one who made the video was remanded to an alternative school for the remainder of the year," he said, adding, "It was a video that not only showed their faces, but put their names at the end of it, which is not very smart."

The students were disciplined when they returned to the classroom this week.

"We're highly embarrassed about all this, the school is embarrassed, the personnel [and] some of the students are even embarrassed," Nash continued.

Nash also said the most disappointing part is that students took advantage of free time they were given during the day to work on homework, go to club meetings or get ACT tutoring to make this video.

"There are students on there that are good students, athletes, honor students, students I go to church with and I just couldn't believe they'd do something like that," he said, adding, "Unfortunately, a lot of them are learning a hard lesson."

The video first posted was removed from YouTube.com, however it was reposted later on Thursday night.

School leaders held a meeting at the high school Thursday night for parents who wanted to learn more about the video.

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