White teen not arrested after threatening to burn Black people

A White student caused a stir after using social media to threaten Black people and a Civil Rights icon. The student, who attends Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, shared his racist views on several videos that were posted on SnapChat.

The teen, who has yet to be identified, shouted, “F—g n—s can burn in hell!” He continued on the racist rant by disparaging Civil Rights icon, Rosa Parks.

“F— Rosa Parks, I’ll slap that b— as well! N— need to learn, n— need to burn,” he yelled.

The teen has yet to be arrested for making a terroristic threat and school officials have not revealed if he would be punished.

The principal at Palo Verde High School, Darren Sweikert, shared his views in a statement given to parents.

As principal of Palo Verde High School,” Sweikert said. “My top priority is to ensure your child is safe at school and to keep you informed of important issues happening within our school community. This evening, I received several SafeVoice messages containing a video that is inappropriate and consists of racial content. Behavior like this will not be tolerated at our school, nor anywhere in the Clark County School District. While no direct threat has been made to our school or specific students, this kind of dialogue is unacceptable.

Please encourage your children to report any concerning situations or videos to SafeVoice, a school administrator, or to law enforcement instead of re-posting it on social media.

Thank you for your continued support. It is only with your help and talking with your children that we can become aware of potential concerns and take proper action to protect our campus.”

 

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.



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