Student is charged after posting Snapchat of black classmate, 16, where he calls him the N-word and asks ‘why is he not in chains?’… as victim’s mom questions why offender has NOT been expelled?
- Photo was taken on campus at Fairfield Warde High School in Connecticut
- The school is located in one of the wealthiest areas of the US, and just 3 percent of the students at the school are black
- The victim of the racist snap, 16-year-old Jamar Medor, says he no longer feels comfortable at school
- The unidentified perpetrator has been charged and suspended; a petition calling for his expulsion has gained 24,000 signatures
The unidentified male student, who attends Fairfield Warde High School, was charged with breach of peace and racial harassment on Friday – after the incendiary snap surfaced online last week. He has also been suspended for 10 days.
The image, which was taken on campus, shows 16-year-old Jamar Medor sitting at his desk, accompanied by the caption: ‘Why is there a n***** in my homeroom? Why is he not in chains?’
Fairfield Warde High School is located in Fairfield County – one of the wealthiest areas of the United States. According to data obtained by Niche, just 3 percent of students at Fairfield Warde are black.
Medor spoke with ABC 7 saying he was left stunned after seeing the social media snap.
‘I just had no words when I saw it. I was so confused,’ the teenager stated.
A student in Connecticut has been arrested after posting a racist Snapchat of a black classmate. The incendiary photo is seen above
Jamar Medor, 16, was the subject of the racist snap. He says he has never experienced racism at Fairfield Warde High School before, but now does not feel comfortable walking the hallways
Medor told the news network that he has never experienced racism at his high school before, but he is now concerned about further harassment.
‘I just don’t feel comfortable going to school or walking the halls, so I stayed home today actually,’ he said.
Medor’s mother, Judith, hopes the student is eventually expelled for his behavior.
‘I don’t know what he’s going to do to my son… I’m worried for his safety,’ she stated.
In a separate interview with Patch, she described her son as ‘caring and sensitive’ and said he had never had any interaction with the student who took the photo.
Medor’s mother, Judith, hopes the student is eventually expelled for his behavior
Meanwhile, more than 24,000 have signed an online petition calling for the student to be removed from Fairfield Warde High School.
Head Principal Paul Cavanna has sent out two messages to parents, according to Patch.
He told them that he has made counsellors available and has ‘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,’ he wrote in one of the messages.
Fairfield Warde High School is located in Fairfield County – one of the wealthiest areas of the United States. According to data obtained by Niche, just 3 percent of students at Fairfield Warde are black