A South Carolina mother has accused a student at her daughter’s high school of cyberbullying, all because he shared a racist photo that her daughter posted on SnapChat.
Local news station Live 5 News reports that James Island Charter High School student Rick Wilson recently noticed a photo on his Snapchat feed that featured two of his fellow students in spa masks — one in white and another in brown — along with the caption, “Happy MLK weekend.”
“At first when I saw it, I was like it’s just a face mask,” Wilson explained to Live 5 News. “I clicked it and I looked and I saw ‘Happy Martin Luther King Weekend,’ and I was like well that has to have a hidden meaning behind it.”
Wilson then decided to share the photo — along with another photo shared by students at the school that featured a Confederate flag along with derogatory statements about black people — with his friends to call out his classmates’ racism.
Both of the girls in the spa mask issued a formal apology for the photo, which they acknowledged that many people found tasteless and offensive.
Despite this, the mother of one of the girls has decided to file a police report for cyberbullying against Wilson for bringing attention to the photo.
James Island Charter High School issued a statement urging students to be more careful about the photos they share, while adding that the photo in question “intentionally or not offended many people.”
Watch Live 5 News’ video report below.