April 8, 2008

East Texas Teenager Attacked Over History Project

It was an assignment for history class--to make a protest sign for or against an issue, and Melanie said she chose illegal immigration. Her sign read, "If you love our nation, stop illegal immigration." Somehow, Melanie said the sign got passed around lunch and angered a group of Latino students.

"I didn't know any of these people," she said. One young, she claimed, jumped on her back and he put her in a choke hold. "We have brick walls in the middle school and he slammed my face on the bricks."

Melanie said a group of boys also threatened to rape and kill her. Eventually, the boys let her go and when she went for help, she was ordered back to class, and told she could not call her parents, she said.

1 comment:

John Q Public said...

Thats pretty upsetting.

if its not bad enough that it happened, the school administration should be put on trial for the way this was handled.

If that happened to me, they couldn't stop me from calling my parents/police/lawyer!
I would need to be physically restrained to stop me.