An investigation is underway in Plano, Texas by faculty district officers and the native police division after horrific allegations of bullying and abuse involving a Black scholar at Haggard Center College.
Summer time Smith stated she’s been reporting incidents of bullying towards her son SeMarion Humphrey to the college for months. The tipping level got here, nevertheless, after an incident at a sleepover final month.
In a now-viral video posted on Fb, Smith accused her son’s classmates of forcing the 13-year-old to drink urine. She claimed the abuse was “premeditated,” and that the sleepover was put collectively by the youngsters particularly so they might bully him.
Smith stated one among SeMarion’s classmates befriended him a month prior, and lured him to the sleepover. She stated that in the course of the sleepover, her son was not solely compelled to drink urine, but in addition was shot with BB weapons, hit whereas he was sleeping and known as racial slurs.
“How horrible should you be. This isn’t a prank. That is past bullying. You might be evil, they’re evil,” Smith stated throughout a Friday information convention, in line with CBSDFW.com.
Smith says her son has been scarred by the abuse. She additionally claims that, regardless of her stories, she didn’t obtain assist from Haggard workers.
“Whenever you say there’s nothing you are able to do, what do you imply precisely? As a result of it appears to me that there’s loads you are able to do…” Smith stated. “It was premeditated and apparent that SeMarion was solely invited for his or her pure leisure.”
Police say an energetic investigation is underway to establish any legal offenses. The college district, moreover, claims it’s investigating.
In an updated statement Friday night, Plano ISD stated, partly: “Because of authorized restrictions concerning the confidentiality of scholar info, Plano ISD is unable to launch particular scholar info, however it may possibly verify applicable measures had been promptly taken to guard the sufferer and to research the allegations. Plano ISD doesn’t condone bullying, harassment, and/or threats towards any scholar. It’s the District’s hope and expectation that every one events work collaboratively to create a local weather of mutual respect even within the midst of disagreement.”
In response to CBSDFW.com, in entrance of Haggard Center College on Friday, protests may very well be seen with dad and mom and college students demanding change.
“That is going to vary, and I imply that,” Smith stated.
A GoFundMe has been began to lift cash to offer remedy for SeMarion.