(888) 277-4253

High school athletes burn Pride flag, say "all gays die" on Snapchat

High school athletes burn Pride flag, say ‘all gays die’ on Snapchat.
Photo credit:
Google Street View

A Snapchat video depicting two football team members from Kearns High School in Salt Lake City burning a Pride flag has resulted in the students being indefinitely suspended. 

In the video, you can hear someone yelling "all gays die" according to Towleroad

Local news reports say the Granite School District is not sure which course of disciplinary action to take after the incident. "The video is considered cyberbullying and a safe school violation," reports FOX13.

Coach Matt Rickards says there is no place for that type of behavior and it won't be tolerated. “It’s potentially a hate crime, so it sickens me. We have one rule in our program, and that is not to embarrass yourself, your family or your team. That rule was broken. There’s got to be consequences for that. Our number one goal is to build men of character, integrity, be responsible, have empathy for others and serve the community for good. That’s our number one objective.”

District spokesman Ben Horsley says his priority is the protection of all students. 

"We want to make sure every student who walks through our doors feels safe and secure in the environment that they're in," said  Horsley. "Whether it was done intentionally with a threat in mind or for humor's sake, it's inappropriate. And we're going to address it in a very serious fashion."

The school says they have reached out to the LGBT community for guidance and sensitivity training.

Watch news report HERE