Students could face charges of menacing and assault
Make that students SHOULD face charges of menacing and assault.
Ohio police probe report Black students assaulted, forced White students to say 'Black Lives Matter' | Fox News
A group of Springfield, Ohio, elementary school White students were allegedly threatened and assaulted after a group of Black students told them to say, "Black Lives Matter," or else, according to reports.
The Springfield Police Department said an officer responded to Kenwood Elementary School just before 10:20 a.m. on Monday in reference to an incident that happened on Friday.
When the officer arrived, he spoke with the school’s principal, Evan Hunsaker, who said an incident occurred on the playground on Friday during recess.
The principal told police that a group of Black students gathered several White students in the playground and forced them to say, "Black Lives Matter," against their will, the incident report states.
The suspects also allegedly recorded the White students who were forced to make the statement, police said.
Hunsaker told police the students who tried to avoid the situation were chased down, dragged or carried to a particular spot on the playground, with one student getting punched in the head by one of the suspects.
Surveillance footage, the incident noted, was being prepared for police when the officer spoke with the principal.
The report shows there were five victims and four suspects involved in Friday’s incident.
Fox News Digital reached out to the Springfield City School District on Thursday, though officials did not immediately respond to questions about the incident.
District officials told ABC station WKEF in Dayton, Ohio, that they are aware of the incident and are "committed to providing our students with a safe learning environment, where they look forward to attending every day."
Police collected statements, and the suspects could face charges of assault and menacing.
"This incident is still under investigation and detectives continue to conduct interviews in the case," police said Thursday. "The Division is working in conjunction with the Clark County Prosecutor’s office to determine potential next steps in this matter."
Police in one Ohio community are reportedly “actively pursuing charges” against a group of black elementary school children who, during recess, forced their white counterparts to say “Black Lives Matter” or get beat up.
Video footage from the altercation, which occurred at Kenwood Elementary School on Friday, Feb. 10th, shows white students being dragged to the side of the playground and then physically assaulted for refusing to say “Black Lives Matter” on camera.
The school reported the incident three days later on Monday, Feb. 13th.
The school principal told officers that a group of black students had assembled white students on one part of the playground and “forced them to state ‘Black Lives Matter’ against their will,” according to a police report reviewed by the Springfield News-Sun.
The principal added that the few white students who tried to evade being forced to say “Black Lives Matter” were “chased down and escorted, dragged or carried” back to the relevant part of the playground and then assaulted.
“They basically told him to get down on his knees and say ‘BLM,’ and if he didn’t, that they was going to beat him up and all that,” one victim’s parent, Ryan Springer, told local station WHIO.
Back when the incident occurred, police told WHIO that they were investigating whether what happened constituted a hate crime. It’s not clear whether hate crime charges are still being considered.
It's very obvious it's a hate crime!!