DOVER, NH (WGME) – There was strong criticism at a New Hampshire high school after a video surfaced showing students singing a racist jingle.
The Dover School Board took public comment regarding the words of the song in the video and the decision to suspend the teacher that assigned the project Monday night.
More than 100 people filled Dover High's auditorium to address the school board.
“I want to say I'm utterly disgusted by this entire situation,” resident Chantel Issonda said. “And although many people have said they find this surprising, I don't.”
The public voiced their opinions about a viral video that caught two students singing a holiday jingle with a Ku Klux Klan theme. School officials say the instructor assigned the class to perform a Christmas tune with lyrics of a post-Civil War issue.
Some stood in the teacher's corner.
The board says they’re open to listening to all voices, but will not discuss the incident with the public until the investigation is complete.