Two Poly Prep Country Day School students behind a video in which girls in blackface jumped and gibbered like monkeys have left the posh Brooklyn private school, sources told the Daily News.
The allegedly racist video stunned classmates and parents at the elite Dyker Heights academy, leading to a student walkout from a school-wide assembly honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday.
On Tuesday, school staffers held another series of meetings with students over the vile viral video. But two key students were missing: the teens who produced the film.
Both girls involved are “not at Poly anymore’ according to our principal,” said junior Austin Somers, 17. “I think this is a huge issue, but I’m glad they’re taking steps,” he added.
Poly Prep administrators wouldn’t comment on the departure of the students, citing confidentiality rules.
But sources with knowledge of the situation said the girls’ families and school administrators agreed the students would withdraw.
The parents of one of the girls who left the school said she did so voluntarily.
“We withdrew our daughter from Poly Prep yesterday,” said the mother of one of the girls, who declined to discuss the reasons for her withdrawal.
The girl’s father said the video was made years ago, when she was 12, and wasn’t racially motivated.
“By calling it a ‘blackface’ video you’re saying that you understand the motivation and intent of my daughter when she was 12 years old,” he said.
The parents of the second girl who left Poly Prep after participating in the video couldn’t be reached.
A third student who was also involved in the production had already moved on to another school. Her mother said she didn’t realize the significance of blackface at the time of the video’s creation.
But the video roiled the posh private school — where the tuition exceeds $50,000 a year. Boldface alums include former Knicks center Joakim Noah, plus the Rev. Al Sharpton’s two daughters and he son of rock star Jon Bon Jovi.
In a video clip provided to The News, the two white female students are seen laughing as they jump like monkeys and pose for the camera with their faces painted black.
A third white female student recorded their actions.
After The News broke the story of the video gone viral on Saturday, politicians and activists from Mayor de Blasio to Sharpton called for a reckoning.
“Poly Prep has some real explaining to do,” tweeted de Blasio on Sunday, with a link to a story about the flap.
De Blasio, who’s presided over his own share of racial scandals in the public schools, added “a conversation about racism at the school is long overdue.”
Sharpton called for an accounting at the school, where nearly 40% of students are kids of color.
“I think that the video is an outrage at best and all parties ought to be held accountable and punished,” he said.
In a statement posted to the Poly Prep website, head of school Audrius Barzdukas declined to discuss disciplinary action taken against students involved in the video.
“As a matter of privacy, we don’t discuss disciplinary status with anyone except the student and parents involved,” he wrote.
In the statement, Barzdukas also vowed to continue a dialogue with students who led Friday’s walkout.