A group of black students at an elementary school in Ohio allegedly rounded up white kids and forced them to recite a BLM pledge.
The incident happened Monday on a playground at Kenwood Elementary School in Springfield during recess.
Group of black kids violently force white kids to take the BLM pledge
Kids who refused were chased, thrown to the ground, and assaulted
This was at an elementary school playground in Springfield, Ohio pic.twitter.com/Z52ELMRPif
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The school’s principal told police “a group of Black students had gathered several white students on a specific spot of the playground and forced them to state ‘Black Lives Matter’ against their will.”
White students who attempted to flee the situation were evidently “chased down and escorted, dragged, or carried to the playground,” according to the principal.
The police report says one white student was “punched in the head.”
The black students also reportedly filmed the white students making the pledge.
One outraged parent interviewed by WHIO whose 12-year-old child was victimized came close to labeling the violent incident a racist hate crime.
“I mean I’m angry as a parent but I understand they are children. It’s not okay to hate anybody because of their skin color, or their gender or sexual orientation, or anything like that. Nobody should be hating anybody,” said dad Ryan Springer.
“Where was the school staff when all of this was taking place? And why? Why did it get so far?” he added.
The boy’s mother, Ashley Henthorne, reported noticing a visible change in her son’s behavior following the incident and feared he could be traumatized.