Racist teens threaten to kill all Black students at school in Silicon Valley
A group of racist teens threatened to kill all Black students at high school in Cupertino, Calif. and nothing happened. The incident occurred with students at Monta Vista High School, according to Mercury News.
The 10 racist students created a list of Black students who they wanted to kill and posted the list on social media outlets Instagram and Snapchat. The list also used the term “lynch” and the N-word. The students also went into details of how many bullets that would use to kill one of the Black female students on the list.
There are only five Black students in the entire school.
But while the incident should have been handled as a credible threat, school administrators and local police did not take action. The students who were involved in the list were not punished or reprimanded by school officials and police never made any arrests.
Several community organizations have spoke out against school officials and local police for failure to take actions. An attorney for one of the students has filed a lawsuit against the school and district for their failure to take actions.
Minority students from across the nation have experienced a rise in racism since the election of Donald Trump. Over 50 schools from across the nation have reported that students have used Trump’s name to bully classmates and teachers, according to BuzzFeedNews. The F.B.I. also reported that hate crimes against Black people are up by 7.6 percent.
The Sheriff of Santa Clara County, Laurie smith, said that the District Attorney is currently reviewing the case.