If it’s not one thing, it’s another. This time it consists of 6 to 10 non black students at Monta Vista High School in California.
African American Community Leaders and students are outraged and are declaring that the administrative team at the high school failed to effectively discipline students after a “kill list” started circulating around the school and social media.
“They created a kill list, and on the list were the names of six or seven African-American students in the school,” attorney Richard Richardson noted.
The student’s attorney filed a lawsuit on behalf of one of the students who has transferred schools since the threats took place.
“They gave a specific and credible threat that they would kill her with bullets, and they talked about how many bullets it would take,” he added.
As for the students who created and circulated the list, yep you guessed it… nothing has been done about their threats and poor behavior.
Although the school uncovered the incident, Richardson said there was no discipline, not even a detention, that was considered. The school insisted that it investigated the incident in September and that it took “appropriate disciplinary action.”
Imagine that. Students at a local high school are caught in the act of threatening and premeditating on a precise and detailed plan to kill these African American students.
The kill list was a result after the African American students were heard using racial slurs.
If that is the case, not only has the school system failed to carry out the duties and occupational obligation to stand for the better judgement of the children in which they tend to, but the administration team is simply adding on to the ongoing battle of racial discrimination.
According to the Mercury News, Richardson said that administrators failed to disclose the list to the students or to law enforcement when it first appeared on social media in September. The lawsuit accuses the district of violating federal and civil rights claims and state education codes by failing to prevent discrimination against black students and failing to enforce anti-bullying policies.
“The students themselves had no idea that their lives were being threatened,” community activist Wilson said during a press conference Tuesday in San Jose, Calif. “The parents had no idea they were sending their kids to school in what they thought was a safe environment, which clearly it was not or may not have been.”
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Sources: The Grio,