June 19, 2020
This week, a Cañada College student posted a video on social media that depicts—in a callous, mocking way—the brutal murder of George Floyd. The video was not filmed on the college’s campus, but it has a painful impact on our college community. It is revolting and does not reflect the values of our students, staff or faculty.
The behavior demonstrated in the video will not be tolerated. A team at Cañada College is investigating and will take all appropriate disciplinary measures regarding those involved with the video. While it is natural that people will want to know what specific action the College will take with those involved, we cannot discuss specific student discipline matters due to the protections under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). However, please be assured that college and district personnel are moving swiftly and with purpose to handle this matter justly.
The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to calling out acts of intolerance and injustice wherever we see them. We call on all members of the community to do the same.