An obvious racially motivated incident at a school in Waco Texas is being brushed off as “an accident” and “play” by a school. The photo above shows the result of one of the many “accidents” a 12-year-old black school girl suffered at the hands of a group of white school boys. Looking at the photo, one can say she was almost decapitated but according to the school there’s no need to worry, “accidents” happen.
The family is suing the school for what they claim is failure to ensure the safety of their child.
The family is seeking $3 million in damages from Live Oak Classical School for what they claim are repeated instances of the school failing to protect their daughter from violent and aggressive students.
The family has brought forward more than one instance of bullying from a group of white male students, but the school has defended the boys’ actions, saying that rather than being malicious, the boys simply involved the girl in “accidents” and “play.”
The most recent “accident” allegedly occurred in April on a school field trip when a group of boys wrapped a rope swing around the girl’s neck. The evidence of injury to the girl is clear in photos but the school is currently arguing the intent of the boys.
The girl’s parents were not notified when the incident occurred and when her parents saw her injuries, she was taken to the hospital where doctors notified police.
The school claims that it investigated the incident fully, talking with other students and faculty members before determining that “the injuries suffered by the student were the result of an accident.”
The family’s attorney has said that they believe the incident to have been “racially motivated” due to the “severity and specificity” of the injury the girl sustained.0