A school resource officer has been reassigned and several students are being labeled racist following an incident at Todd Beamer High School in Washington.
It all started when a girl at the school got into a ‘confrontation’ with either another student or school officials and the SRO responded and restrained the girl. As the officer attempted to restrain her, she slapped the officer. The student was placed in handcuffs and removed from the school, according to KIRO7.
Now, a chaotic divide has erupted at the school as students who don’t join the Black Lives Matter protests over the incident are being bullied and called racists, according to one student’s mother.
Students were told, even via the school’s intercom that they needed to wear all black to school in support of the BLM movement.
“It sounds like it was a child who was out of control, but somehow it turned into a race thing,” the mother told KIRO. “My daughter didn’t wear all black, she refused to do that. She didn’t believe this was a black or white issue, it was a disciplinary issue.”
“And if the kids were not wearing them, they were bullied and ridiculed and called ‘racists,’” she said. “She was told she was racist because she doesn’t want to support the Black Lives Matter movement. And she said, ‘This has nothing to do with black or white, this is a kid that was disobedient.’”
“Some of the kids are afraid to speak out because they are afraid of what would happen,” the mother continued. “The school bus drivers had chaos on their buses on this day – kids were being yelled at because they weren’t wearing stickers … What it boils down to is that this girl misbehaved, and it had nothing to do with her race. (My daughter) feels like it’s being forced down her throat and if she doesn’t buy it, or drink the Kool-Aid, then she’s racist.”