On Friday, numerous Kenwood High School students in Baltimore, Maryland physically attacked a fellow classmate for wearing a shirt with a Confederate flag on it, students say. A video of the apparent brawl, wherein multiple students are seen assaulting a classmate as a teacher unsuccessfully tries to break up the mayhem, has since made the rounds on social media.
According to witnesses in the school, the male student was brutally attacked while sitting in a ninth grade classroom solely for wearing the shirt. . .
“He was minding his business, honestly,” said Tra’shaw Holmes, another student. “They had no right touching him.” . . .
Another parent from the Kenwood posted a photo on Facebook of the student who was attacked. “My 10th grader sent me this picture! I would like to know what happened to dress code and school rules??” she captioned the photo. “Why would someone be allowed to wear this to school and not be told to change it? Just horrible.”
“The people on this thread that are saying the kid deserved it based on his clothing choice are no better than saying a girl in a short skirt is asking to be raped or a man with an expensive watch deserves to be robbed,” wrote Amy Strawser. “There is absolutely no excuse for this level of violence on anyone, much less a child.”
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