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Letter about offensive YouTube video sent home to Guilderland HS parents


GUILDERLAND, N.Y. – A letter has been sent home to parents of Guilderland High School students regarding a video connected to students in the high school that was posted to YouTube.

Principal Thomas Lutsic sent out a letter to parents regarding the audio clip which has a photo of the Guilderland High School sign. 

In the letter, Lutsic says this was a form of cyber bullying and a school investigation is already underway, and one by the police department may also be launched.

The vulgar rap song, which ran for five minutes and was posted to YouTube on Monday, contained the names of several Guilderland High School Students and obscene language.

"It was mean spirited," said Victor Warner, a sophomore at the high school.  He told News10 ABC that most of the students at school listened to the audio clip before it was taken down.  The audio clip which contains harassing language and lyrics about other students that is sexual in nature.

"I wouldn't say it was a prank," he said. "A few kids wanted to make a rap so they rapped about the sophomore class at Guilderland."

Victor's mother, Angela Warner was not too happy to learn about the audio clip Tuesday but is pleased to see the school taking immediate action.

"There's got to be a consequence, a lesson learned," stated the mother, "I believe in the school district, I know they have zero tolerance for bullying."

The clip was taken down from the website at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday after school administration contacted YouTube about the offensive audio clip.

Captain Curtis Cox of the Guilderland Police Department says the school's resource officer is working to investigate this case.  


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