It’s 1955 all over again... almost
An Ohio court has upheld the suspension of a 12-year-old black boy for staring at a white girl at school in what he called a “staring contest,” Fox 19 is reporting.
The unidentified student was suspended from a private Catholic school, St. Gabriel Consolidated, in September of last year after school officials say he “intimidated” his classmate.
According to the boy, he and the girl were engaged in a staring contest and that she was giggling the whole time.
Court documents state that the girl said she “felt fearful,” leading the school to suspend the boy despite the fact that he wrote an apology saying he meant no harm.
“I never knew she was scared because she was laughing,” he wrote. “I understand I done the wrong thing that will never happen again. I will start to think before I do so I am not in this situation.”
According to his parents, they filed suit to have the suspension removed from his record.