Students at a Las Vegas high school are complaining about a gang of racist black students targeting white classmates on campus, forcing them to fight for videos posted online.
One of the victims, a 16-year-old who was not identified by KSNV, told the television station he was target three different times by a group of 15 to 20 black students at Centennial High School after one of his friends met their fury and he spoke out about it on social media.
“My friend got jumped by them, and they took his shoes,” the boy said.
The day after the student posted about his friend’s fight, he said the group circled him in the locker room before gym class.
“They said we’ll give you an option, you can step in the hallway and fight or we’ll just jump you in the locker room,” the teen said.
The boy’s mother, identified only as Sherry, said she didn’t learn about the problem until the third time her son was forced to fight on video in a school bathroom and school officials suspended him for a week.
“The kids throws my son on the floor and is stomping him all in the head,” Sherry said of the video.
“I felt very angry, and helpless he got hurt and no one was there to help him,” Sherry said. “His good friend told me they target white kids only because they feel that they’re weak.”
“They haven’t fought anybody that’s not white,” the student said. “They haven’t fought any African Americans or Mexicans. It’s all been white people.”
Centennial High School serves about 3,000 students in grades 9 to 12, one of more than 60 high schools in the Clark County School District, which has adopted a widely criticized “restorative justice” approach to student discipline pushed by the Obama administration.
Restorative justice aims to reduce the number of black students suspended from school by replacing zero tolerance policies and other structured disciplinary action with talking circles, conversations about repairing hurt feelings, and counseling.
The restorative justice model relies on the theory of white privilege, which assert that the education system and most of the rest of America is hopelessly stacked against minorities, who are simply victims of overbearing white supremacy.
In school districts across the nation, including Clark County, teachers have complained that the soft response to serious offenses – such as drugs, fighting, assaulting teachers, and other crimes – has emboldened troublemakers who now openly taunt educators with impunity.
Clark County School District officials issued a statement about one of the most recent videos of the fights at Centennial, but did not acknowledge allegations of racism fueling the problem.
District officials cited privacy laws for withholding more information, though they discouraged folks from sharing the fight videos and alleged students who do will be punished.
“School administration and school police are aware of the matter and appropriate action will be taken,” according to the prepared statement. “We are unable to discuss individual student disciplinary matters due to privacy laws. However, in general, students can face administrative disciplinary action at school or be referred to law enforcement for possible criminal prosecution depending on the severity of the matter. Law enforcement has been involved and as they investigate the matter, we strongly encourage students and members of the community not to share footage of this incident or any other student fights.
“Showing this video serves no purpose other than to further ridicule and embarrass the victim and embolden bullies,” the district alleges.