Cape Town school slams fake ‘extremely offensive, unacceptable’ racist TikTok account using its name

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  • Table View High School has condemned a fake and racist TikTok account, which has been using its name.
  • It can be alleged that one other account impersonated the identification of a 15-year-old pupil on the school.
  • The consumer posted a video of a gaggle of learners within the school corridor, the place the k-word was used.

Table View High School has strongly condemned and distanced itself from a TikTok account, which was made using the school’s name.

The account shared a racist put up, the place the k-word was used.

According to the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), the account tried to make use of the school’s name, whereas there had additionally been an try and impersonate the identification of a 15-year-old learner on the school.

“Please note that Table View High School does not have a TikTok account,” the school posted on its Facebook web page. “We distance ourselves from this account.”

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Education division spokesperson Bronagh Hammond stated they’ve¬†engaged with the school and have confirmed the learner’s account had allegedly been impersonated.

“The parents have submitted the learner’s phone to the police and have opened a case of defamation of character,” stated Hammond.

She stated preparations have been being made with a digital forensics firm to get the content material eliminated.

The school, in the meantime, has instructed a lawyer to take up the problem with TikTok, with the view of getting the fake account eliminated. 

“The content is extremely offensive and unacceptable,” stated Hammond.

Stirring ‘unrest and racial stress’

The creator of the account, named @tableviewhighscool, posted a video of a gaggle of learners in school uniform standing on a stage, with the caption, “We have given all our k—— blazers”.

The k-word had a monkey emoji rather than the letter “a”, the Daily Voice reported.

“It is concerning that ‘someone’ has allegedly impersonated an account of a child, and impersonated an account of the school, which never existed, with the intention to maliciously sow seeds of division, hatred and racism, and cause harm to a minor and the integrity of this school,” Hammond added.

“It is unacceptable that people are intentionally and maliciously wanting to stir unrest and racial tension.”

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