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Folks, I’ve been covering classroom chaos for more than two decades.
So not much surprises me.
But what happened the other day in Springfield, Ohio is just jaw-dropping.
A group of black children at Kenwood Elementary School ordered white children to get down on their knees and say, “Black Lives Matter.”
Those students who refused to obey were dragged onto the playground and beaten.
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One white child was punched in the head. And it was all captured on video which you can see below.
“They basically told him to get down on his knees and say ‘BLM’ and if he didn’t that they was going to beat him up and all that,” Ryan Springer told television station WHIO. Springer’s 12-year-old boy was one of those who was targeted.
The Springfield Police Dept. confirms that a number of children were assaulted.
Mom Krystal Harr told the New York Post her 12-year-old sixth-grader was among those “forced on his knees Friday and [forced] to say BLM.”
She said her son was “terrified.”
The local NAACP president says the attackers should be held accountable – but should not be arrested.
“This is a teachable moment. We need to really educate the school, and the parents,” Williams told Dayton 24/7 Now.
I completely agree. It is indeed a teachable moment. We need to teach the nation that racism is wrong no matter skin color.
Not only should the children be arrested – they should all face federal hate crime charges.
This is what critical race theory looks like in practice. It is ugly, it is violent and it is dangerous.
And let’s get real – had white kids been dragging black kids through the playground the NAACP would’ve been marching on the school board office demanding jail time.
And we all know that CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and every other major news outlet would’ve made it breaking news.
But I doubt any of us are surprised that the racist attack on the white school children in Ohio did not make the national news.
That’s what happens when all lives don’t matter.
JUST IN: Surveillance footage of the Feb. 10 Kenwood Elementary School incident where WHITE STUDENTS WERE HELD HOSTAGE & ASSAULTED by black students who tried to FORCE THEM to pledge allegiance to BLM has been released…pic.twitter.com/1mSKo2jfiM— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) March 3, 2023