Student charged after posting Snapchat of black classmate where he calls him the N-word and asks ‘why is he not in chains?’
Connecticut, USA: A high school student was taken by police after sending a Snapchat asking why a black classmate was not in chains.
The boy – who is 16 – was arrested and charged with breach of peace and racial harassment end of last week, after the pic started making rounds at Fairfield Warde High School.
In the image, Jamar Medor, also 16, was circled as he was sitting in his chair. The image was accompanied by the following text:
“Why is there a n***** in my homeroom? Why is he not in chains?”
In an interview for WABC, Jamar said:
“I just had no words when I saw it. I was so confused.”
Jamar’s mother, Judith, also shared her thoughts on the matter:
“I was like… oh my god. My mouth just dropped because I couldn’t believe it – how the other student would do something like this regarding my son. I don’t know what he’s going to do to my son. That’s the reason why I’m worried for his safety.”
Jamar also expressed his discomfort after what had happened:
“I just don’t feel comfortable going to school or walking the halls, so I stayed home today actually,’ he told the outlet.”
#FBA teen no longer feels safe after fellow student calls him the "n" Word and asks "why isnt he in chains?"
Daily Mail: High school student is charged after posting racist Snapchat of black classmate.https://t.co/GPuGV5gm5H#NoAntiBlackRacism #AntiBlackWar
— FBA Voices 🇺🇸 (@FBAvoices) May 16, 2021
The boy also received a 10-day suspension, and more than 30,000 people have signed a petition in support of his expulsion.
In an interview with Patch, Jamar’s mother said:
” I’m not going to rest until I find justice for my son. I stand against racism, so we’re going to have to do anything in our power to stop it.”
The fact the kid got arrested for it is almost as appalling as what he said. really? arrested?
— Timothy Cox (@MrTC1978) May 16, 2021
When the story started making headlines, Principal Paul Cavanna sent two messages to parents, one of which announced “an effort to create a long-term plan to foster unity.”
“As a school community, we must take a stand against intolerance and treat each other with respect and dignity.”
16-year-old Jamar Medor was racially targeted through Snapchat by one of his peers in Connecticut.
This is unacceptable!
— Team Roc (@teamroc) May 16, 2021
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