Police investigate after black schoolchildren assaulted white students and forced them to say ‘Black Lives Matter’ on camera at Ohio elementary school
- Ohio schoolchildren could be charged with forcing and assaulting students to say ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the playground
- The February 10 incident at Kenwood Elementary is being treated as an anti-white hate crime
- Footage from the incident shows the students being thrown around and beaten by some of their peers
A criminal investigation has been launched at an Ohio elementary school after black students forced their white peers to say “Black Lives Matter” on camera and attacked those who didn’t.
The incident at Kenwood Elementary on February 10 showed the altercation when initially two students escorted their peer to an area of the playground while hitting the student on the head.
Footage from the 17-minute video showed the student being thrown to the ground while another student joined them seconds later. About 10 minutes later, a third student was flung next to them.
The students involved in the incident were being interviewed by school staff as Springfield police attempted to charge the suspect with threats and assault for knowingly harming a victim, according to Dayton247now.
Ohio schoolchildren could be charged with forcing and assaulting students to say ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the playground
The incident is being treated as an anti-white hate crime and has involved at least four students. The names of the students were not immediately available
School principal Evan Hunsaker told police he was made aware of the incident the following Monday.
He said that some students who had tried to avoid the situation were chased and escorted, dragged or carried to the playground. A student was also hit on the head by one of the suspects,” the police report said.
Springfield City School District officials released a statement and will not disclose how the students will be disciplined.
“The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits the district from disclosing any personally identifiable information or details about a child’s discipline to anyone other than their parent or guardian,” reads the statement obtained by WHIO.
“In connection with this incident involving participants and affected personnel, the Springfield City School District has followed proper procedures in accordance with board policies.
“Building on this experience, the district is working closely with counselors, mental health experts, and multiple community partners and agencies to provide support to children and staff directly involved, as well as those not directly involved.
“The district will use this experience as an opportunity to push for greater adoption, growth and strengthening community connections.”
The incident at Kenwood Elementary on February 10 showed the altercation when two students initially escorted their peer to an area of the playground while hitting the student on the head