A shocking video has emerged out of Henrico, Virginia, and the footage has rocked America’s public school system after middle school kids were caught on camera committing a vile act on each other. Even though the graphic video has been edited by news organizations, it is shocking to watch and still beyond comprehension that such a sickening act took place among young kids. Now, parents of the children at the school want answers and accountability, and rightfully so.
According to local news source NBC12, the Henrico Police Department became aware of disturbing video footage involving students on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. A full investigation is now being conducted after football players from Short Pump Middle School were filmed performing simulated sex acts on each other in the school’s locker room while making vile racist comments to and about the African American boys they had pinned down. This is pervasive racist thug behavior and shouldn’t be tolerated at any time or place in our country.
After I watched the shocking footage, I was left wondering how on earth kids so young could spew such filth and perform such vile acts on each other. Many questions are left unanswered until the police investigation is finished, but one has to wonder if there are adults directly involved in this heinous criminal behavior.
Graphic images from the video were posted on the social media app Snapchat before police became aware of it on Tuesday. Any parent would be outraged at the sick things being done to the boys in the video. In the clip, two African American boys are pinned down to a bench and on the ground as other boys in the locker room simulate sex acts on top of them and said, “What’s going on? He’s a (expletive) a black.” Another student said, “We’re going to (expletive) the Black outta these African children from Uganda.”
How does this crap happen under the supervision of an entire football coaching staff and an athletic director at a public school? The degenerate parents of the boys performing these sick acts and making the dehumanizing racist comments need to be held accountable for their behavior.
Kids don’t learn these disgusting behaviors by chance. Are these boys taking part in some kind of sickening hazing ritual they learned from someone else or perhaps a member of the football coaching staff? There are a lot of questions that need to be answered.
This is truly the kind of behavior that drives the quality of a pers0n’s character backward and eventually an entire society. The horror of being one of the parents whose boys were being pinned down and assaulted must be unimaginable. The parent of one student who was in the video said, “I’m very concerned about his mental status and his well-being.”
According to Blue Lives Matter, the school board immediately got involved and released the following statement on the incident.
As a consequence of the students’ actions that came to the school’s attention on Monday, the remaining football games for the SPMS football team will be forfeited. We acknowledge that all team members were not involved in the incident; however, we believe there are important lessons/reminders that should be reinforced with all team members.
The school division will also develop action steps for preventing such incidents in our schools. We will include staff, parent, administrator and student representatives in this dialogue. Our hope is to use this very unfortunate event as a meaningful learning opportunity for students moving forward.
Again, there is no place in HCPS for the kind of behavior portrayed in the video. We have extremely high expectations, and students who fail to meet the Code of Student Conduct standards will be addressed promptly and appropriately. While we realize many families would like to know more, we are prohibited from providing information pertaining to students.
The little thugs victimizing their teammates in the video need to be expelled from the school. It is very apparent that they have already reached a level of perverse behavior that requires critical attention and treatment apart from other students who don’t share their twisted perspective on sexuality and respect for others.