Surveillance footage shows the moment a group of black Ohio elementary school students attack a group of white kids on the playground before allegedly forcing them to chant “Black Lives Matter,” according to WKEF.
The incident unfolded at a Kenwood Elementary in Springfield on Feb. 10, with a 17-minute video obtained by the outlet through a public records request shows two students dragging a third student in a white t-shirt toward a swing set before a third student runs up and knocks the student out. Video then shows a group of more kids walk over to the site with a small child slung over the shoulder of one of the alleged perpetrators.
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Two victims are then seen forced to kneel on the ground in front of the suspects.
The incident allegedly occurred after a group of students forced white students to say “Black Lives Matter,” WKEF reported, citing police.
The principal told authorities that the students who refused to comply were “chased down and escorted, dragged or carried” to the area near the swings, as shown in the video, according to the New York Post.
The parents of one of the victims, an 11-year-old, said their son did not tell them about it at first and were instead made aware through the school.
“I don’t understand how it got as far as it did because the teachers should’ve been paying closer attention,” the victim’s mom, Krystal Harr said, according to WKEF. (RELATED: School District Enlists ‘Black Lives Matter Task Force’ To Help Teach 7th Graders How They’re Implicitly Biased)
Springfield NAACP President Denise William said she is “worried” about the children’s safety, according to WKEF.
“I’m worried about the safety of our children,” Williams reportedly said. “It rose to the level of discrimination. It rose to the level of calling our Black children out of their names.”
“I don’t care what color they are,” she said, according to WKEF. “They need to be held accountable.”
Williams said, however, the children’s behavior as a “teachable moment.”