A 14-year-old Indian teen, who follows the Sikh religion, was recently attacked on a sidewalk near Kentridge High School in Kent, Washington.
A classmate of the teen filmed the attacked, and posted it on Snapchat.
The teen’s father told KIRO:
I am feeling so, so bad because this happened with my son. They beat him from the backside and hurt him too much. This is a very big thing for me, here in America, in the U.S., because I can’t imagine, I can’t explain or myself how I am feeling.
The Kent School District released a statement:
At this point, it appears this was a continuation of an earlier classroom dispute and not racially or religiously motivated. However, much of the social media regarding this incident includes very troubling and racially charged verbiage.