A mom from Missouri is bringing the story of her son’s suspension to the media for the reason that teenager’s college doesn’t appear to be listening.
Margo Boyd’s son Kanye attends West County Center Faculty in Leadwood, Missouri along with his brother. Since transferring to the varsity in February, the 2 have been the targets of bullying, which is reportedly 98 % white and below one % African American.
“They had been being known as racial slurs and it’s been ongoing on the college,” Boyd advised 5 On Your Aspect final week. “Nothing however racial slurs and I take it to the principal each time however nothing has been accomplished,”
Apparently, the bullying had gone on for months and in an try to assist finish it, Boyd despatched an e-mail to Principal Kevin Coffman. “A boy known as Kanye a n****r and all this little boys associates heard it,” Boyd wrote about an incident that occurred earlier within the week. “These items must be taken critically! That is one thing that shouldn’t be allowed on the college. Kanye gained’t take this for much longer. He’ll defend himself in opposition to this.”
Not taking it for much longer is what occurred. On the next day, the boy ended up getting bodily with an unnamed scholar after Boyd says she didn’t obtain an e-mail again from the principal.
“He adopted my son into the lavatory and within the toilet, it was each of them in there, and he continued to throw racial slurs at my son,” Boyd advised the native information station. “My son requested him to please cease steadily calling me the N-word. Cease. The boy refused to cease so my son requested him, ‘The place would you like it within the face or chest?’ The boy stated, ‘In my chest,’ so my son punched him one time within the chest.”
Kanye was subsequently suspended whereas the opposite boy stays in class. The West County R-IV Faculty District wouldn’t remark particularly on the suspension, however did situation a press release, studying partly, “We as a District stay dedicated to offering an inclusive surroundings for all college students and workers that’s free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation in admission or entry to, or therapy or employment in, its packages, providers, actions and services.”
An attention-grabbing notion seeing how a scholar was suspended for defending himself in opposition to racist harrassment. As for Boyd, she believes the varsity isn’t doing something to curtail the racism and bullying.
“I need to know the place the title calling and bullying and degrading somebody due to their race is suitable,” she says.