12-Year-Old Black Boy Suspended For Staring At White Girl
A 12-year-old boy is suspended from school for ‘staring’ at another student. It happened in September of 2014 at St. Gabriel Consolidated School in Glendale. The parents filed suit in Hamilton County Common Pleas court to try and get the suspension erased claiming the school didn’t give their son due process. A Judge denied the claim, which means as of now the suspension of the 12-year-old stands. “The perception is he intimidated her,” said Candice Tolbert, his mother. The 12-year-old is Black and the female student is white. We did ask the Tolberts if they felt race played an issue. They said they are not ready to pull out the race card, but are concerned the way their son was treated. They question the punishment their son received and the non-punishment they claim the alleged victim received in an earlier incident.