School launches investigation into allegations of racial slurs against residents

A school has launched an investigation after a video was posted on TikTok that it claims shows a racial slur being used against a resident. Stuart Bathurst from Wednesbury said he would review the footage after a woman was named online in connection with the allegation.

The school issued a brief statement on X Monday late at night, May 6. It said: “In the last hour we have been informed of a video circulating on TikTok.

“We’re sure everyone can appreciate that we will need to investigate this as a matter of urgency tomorrow. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding at this time.”

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The video, which appeared to be CCTV footage, showed a woman apparently canvassing for local elections held in the Midlands and across the country last Thursday, May 3. A resident was asked who he plans to vote with on the mayoral ballot.

After the resident said he had already voted for independent West Midlands candidate Akhmed Yakoob, a woman left the property and allegedly used a racial slur.

Independent candidate Akhmed Yakoob.(Image: BirminghamLive)

It was not clear from the video material what exactly was said. The video was posted on TikTok by Mr Yakoob and has been viewed nearly 200,000 times.

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