The parents of two Indiana girls are upset that a racist bully was allowed to return to school after a brief suspension — despite making violent threats.
Alexander Wortham said he realized something was wrong when his daughter Imani began asking to stay home from school more often, and he learned that a boy had been racially harassing the teen and another black girl, reported WRTV-TV.
Imani and her friend, LaShanti, said a boy at their school had been bullying them and even made a threat about shooting them.
“If the school ever gets shot up, you’ll be the first one to get shot,” the boy said, according to the girls.
“He pointed to me personally, he looked me in the eye,” Imani said.
“He said he would sell me into slavery if I didn’t do what he said,” LaShanti said, “and then he started making little jingles about slavery.”
The teen was suspended last week by Horizon Christian School after the girls reported his comments to administrators, but he was allowed to return Monday.
The girls said felt so uncomfortable being around the boy that they decided to stay home after he was allowed to return.
“We should be able to go to school and not feel threatened, scared or having to be on edge the whole time,” Imani said.
The girls’ parents said they felt let down by the school, which describes itself as “unashamedly Christian,” and they asked administrators to create a clear policy on bullying and have experts educate students on racial relations.
The school’s principal declined to comment, saying school policy prohibited discussing students without permission from all parents involved.