In one Baltimore high school a student was beaten by a group of peers for wearing a Confederate flag shirt.
The attack on the 9th grader attending Kenwood High was recorded on cellphone video and the shared on Facebook.
Fellow student Alex Wilkinson witnessed the event and said, “The people were just randomly seeing the guy and hearing about him wearing the shirt like that … and when they just saw him, they decided to be rash about it.”
Tra’shawn Holmes, another student, told WBFF the victim “was minding his business, honestly. They had no right touching him.”
Parents started to weigh in as well. Lashawn Holmes asked WBFF, “Why would his parents let him wear it, from the jump knowing it was going to lead to something crazy? Knowing what’s going on now in this world?”
The school itself has had little to say with officials only confirming to WBFF that “a fight of some sort” took place.
Baltimore County Public Schools dress code prohibits clothing that is “disruptive to the school environment,” but the Confederate flag isn’t mentioned.