A spokesperson for the school district told me they take “student safety very seriously.”
Tell that to the 13-year-old boy who was nearly beaten to death.
For whatever reason, the national media has chosen to ignore the story of three black teenagers beating a white child. There were no prime time television shows broadcasting from the courthouse lawn. There were no front-page headlines debating the state of racial relations in America. There were no clever Twitter hashtags.
The attackers were not denounced on the floor of the House of Representatives. There were no moments of silence in the Senate.
There were no presidential speeches, no moments of personal reflection, no White House telephone calls to the parents of the little boy so badly beaten.
Perhaps the plight of this young man would have garnered national outrage had the circumstances been slightly different – had he been wearing a hoodie, or perhaps eating Skittles, or perhaps if he looked like the son of a president.
But that’s really a moot point – because at the end of the day we know everyone involved was just trying to follow district policy.
Todd Starnes is the host of Fox News & Commentary.