Cheer Team Suspended over Racist Snapchat Video

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The perils of social media are once again in full view after an entire cheerleading squad in Rochester, N.Y., was suspended over an offensive Snapchat video that was posted on Twitter.

According to Democrat & Chronicle, the video features the entire St. John Fisher College cheer team screaming along with a rap song and repeatedly using the n-word.

College president Gerard Rooney said that after learning about the video the squad’s “activities have been suspended indefinitely.”

The video reportedly show the group of about 10 squad members loudly reciting a few lines from rapper Meek Mills’ “Dreams and Nightmares,” wherein the n-word is repeated several times.

“As a campus community, we will not support acts or behaviors that are not consistent with the values espoused in our mission statement and in the Fisher Creed,” Rooney wrote.

News of the sqaud’s suspension comes after St. John Fisher College students John Boedicker and Charles Milks were charged with criminal mischief for destroying a statue of Frederick Douglass, while shouting racist epithets in Rochester in mid-December.

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