The mother of a white 12-year-old who was forced to his knees by black bullies to sing “Black Lives Matter” has spoken out to warn the school’s families to “watch your babies.”
Krystal Harr said Kenwood Elementary, the Ohio school where her son was subjected to the ordeal, “became unsafe” because of the racial tensions.
She took to Facebook to share her anguish over the incident, saying, “Kenwood Elementary families!
“I just wanted to let people know that my 12 year old really got down on his knees on Friday and to say blm.
‘Watch your babies! This is getting unsafe!’
Krystal Harr is pictured with her 12-year-old son, who was filmed being bullied at school by black kids and forced to sing “Black Lives Matter” after being forced to his knees
Krystal Harr, right, said her 12-year-old son was one of the students involved in the shocking bullying episode
She added that while the footage captured a small number of students involved, the bullying ultimately pitted almost all of the students against each other.
“It was literally half the class doing the other half…they called us 20 minutes before school was out today (February 13) and wouldn’t even tell us what happened.”
The students involved in the incident were interviewed by school staff as authorities continue to investigate.
A criminal investigation has been launched over the incident, in which a group of black students attacked their white peers when they disobeyed.
In shocking footage from the February 10 episode, two students initially saw a boy escorted to a spot in the schoolyard, where he was hit on the head.
More students are then taken to the same part of the playground, where they are attacked and pushed to the ground when they fail to pledge allegiance to BLM.
Police are trying to charge the suspects with assault, police said Dayton247nowHowever, Harr claimed that the episode included almost all of the students.
Video of the bullying first showed a student being thrown to the floor before another student joined seconds later.
As the scene escalated, a third student was flung next to them. The incident is being treated as an anti-white hate crime and has involved at least four students.
Despite the disturbing scenes, school principal Evan Hunsaker revealed that he didn’t know about the bullying until the following Monday, three days later.
According to a police report, “the principal stated that some of the students who had tried to avoid the situation were chased and escorted, dragged or carried to the playground spot.
‘A student was also hit on the head by one of the suspects.’
Footage from the episode shows a student being escorted to part of the schoolyard for the first time
The white students are seen being forced to their knees while their black peers peer over them
One of the students suffered a blow to the head during the incident.
Springfield City School District officials issued a statement, but insisted not to disclose how the students will be disciplined.
“The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits the district from disclosing 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.”