Roommates, a video of a white teen is making the rounds of social media, and the language she used with her classmate, 14-year-old Nya Sigin, is utterly disturbing. The girl in the video, identified as Jaelyn Crooks of Prior Lake High School, repeatedly used the N word and encouraged Sigin to end her life.
The Prior Lake School District and the Savage Police Department have launched an investigation into the video. Nya Signin recently spoke with KSTP to explain how difficult things have been for her since she saw the video.
“It was the most disgusting thing I’ve ever witnessed in my entire life,” Nya said. “I felt confused. I didn’t really know what I had done to deserve it. When I first saw the video, I hadn’t really processed everything that was going on. “
Nya was joined by her sister Elizabeth Sigin, who claimed Crooks’ behavior is not an isolated incident and urged the police and the school district to hold her accountable for harassing the Sigin family. Nya also talked about her struggles with anxiety and depression, revealing that she attempted suicide in May.
“I finally got into the part of my life where I feel like I’m finally getting over it,” she said. “The whole situation happened and it felt like a relapse.”
Dr Teri Staloch, Prior Lake School District Superintendent, released a statement in response to Crooks’ behavior.
“Our schools do not tolerate racism and hate speech. An investigation into the students involved in the video is underway and we will take appropriate action, “the release reads.” We remain focused on our priority of providing safe, supportive and inclusive learning environments for all students. “
The investigation into the incident is still ongoing, but Nya Signin has expressed her gratitude for the people on social media who share her story.
“It’s just the most, like, immense feeling of love from everyone who has shown their support for me and my family,” Nya said. “It’s just honestly like an inexplicable feeling. I haven’t even been able to express how grateful I am for everyone. “
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