Three Texas high school students allegedly dressed up as Ku Klux Klan members for Halloween and used a Taser on a Black youngster.
According to a report from Corpus Christi’s Channel 3, the event happened in Woodsboro on Oct. 31. Matt Manning, an attorney who represents the victim, claimed the incident happened in Woodsboro on Oct. 31.
3 high school students in Texas dressed up as KKK members and tased an innocent Black teenager. Racism is alive and well. pic.twitter.com/UupXq7pjwy
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) November 12, 2021
“I’m infuriated because I learned, from multiple sources, that another, the even younger victim was terrorized by these depraved menaces that same night,” Manning wrote in a Facebook post.
“Furthermore, the three young men who perpetrated these crimes were apparently still allowed to play in Friday night’s Woodsboro Eagle football game against Falls City,” Manning wrote. “We are demanding an explanation from the Woodsboro HS administration and athletic department for how three players could commit an act of terror, hate, and injury — surely known by coaches and administration to have occurred — yet still be afforded the PRIVILEGE to play football. It is abhorrent, indefensible, and inexcusable, and we demand answers.”
WHAT?? A Texas high school REFUSES to punish three students who dressed as KKK members on Halloween and tased a Black teen because it happened off campus.
Raise your hand if you find this OUTRAGEOUS! ✋
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) November 12, 2021
“We’re not dealing with kids who just happened to get into a fight, we’re not dealing with kids who happened to be engaged in high school high jinks. We’re talking a specific act of terror where they are emulating the members of a terrorist organization,” Manning added during a press conference on Wednesday.
Texas teens dressed as KKK members for Halloween — and attacked two Black children: report https://t.co/vgRI4Mp2RF
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) November 12, 2021
Because the three defendants and his client are all minors, Manning declined to reveal their identities.
According to a statement released by the Woodsboro school system, officials are unable to sanction the suspects because the incident occurred off-campus. The district, on the other hand, stated that it is collaborating with law enforcement.
“The Woodsboro Police Department said it has opened an investigation into the incident and has acquired the help of the Texas Rangers from Sinton,” the Caller-Times newspaper reports. “The local NAACP has deemed the incident a ‘hate crime’ until further information is revealed.”