Middle Schoolers Facing Hate Crime Charges For Attacking White Students
At a Glance
Police are calling an incident that left 4 children allegedly assaulted a racially motivated crime. In Coconut Creek, a city in Broward County Florida, 5 kids were shouting “it’s opposite day” and “brown power” to five white kids ages 11 to 12 years old, according to NBC News:
The five juveniles, who were in sixth to eighth grade at Lyons Creek Middle School, were arrested on charges of battery and evidence of prejudice while committing a battery, a third-degree felony. In Florida, evidencing prejudice while committing an offense is considered a hate crime.
The children were allegedly attacked with sticks, phone charger cords and beaten with hands and feet.
“After they jumped me, they said, this is, like, revenge for what they did in the 1700s for slavery,” said one of the kids attacked.
Parents don’t know what to do at this point. Their children attend Lyons Creek Middle School together and fear they may be attacked again. Parents also don’t want their children to run and hide and live in fear.
In a press release, police said they will work with school officials “to see that the suspects are appropriately dealt with, the victims receive appropriate services, and that the incident doesn’t manifest into further conflict.”
As a result of the CRT that has infiltrated classrooms all across the country, adults have gotten children so focused on race that incidents like this could sadly become commonplace in our already struggling public schools.
Parents, schools and politicians need to curb the unending focus on race so children can learn to not judge others on skin color…but we’re not holding our breath!