Meet Jordan and J’Niaha. They’re eight and four, my friend Cris‘s nephew and niece.
On November 14, they were accosted at school by kids shouting, “Go back to the cotton farm!” Jordan, an athlete and honor student, defended his little sister. The attackers – the oldest of whom is 13; all of them children of teachers at the school – sent him to the hospital with a broken arm and a head injury.
This is real. Don’t look away. And next time you see that red election map, I want you to picture a gaping, bloody wound. America in 2016, bleeding out.
UPDATE 1: The school has decided to NOT reprimand the students since the incident happened after dismissal. Police investigation has been referred to the juvenile division for further review.
UPDATE 2: Jordan’s family is meeting with legal counsel today to explore options for what, if any, disciplinary steps can be taken.
UPDATE 3: Jordan is feeling better, but remains out of school and is seeing doctors for continuing dizziness/disorientation due to his head injury. – Nov. 17
UPDATE 4: Jordan is back at the ER this morning. Stand by for more news.
UPDATE 5: For those asking, the school where the attack occurred is Spanish Lake Primary School. – Nov. 18
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