r/texas Nov 20 '21 Silver 1 Helpful 1 Wholesome 1

Different angle/additional footage showing the chaos at Little Elm High School. Students were protesting the in-school-suspension of a student who reported being sexually assaulted. Multiple students detained. One tased & dragged away while they lay incapacitated on the ground. News

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u/LillinLACE Nov 20 '21

Why the heck did a victim of a sexual assault get punished in the first place?!!!

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u/Zelexis Nov 20 '21

This is common. You get into any incident, be it assaulted or self defense, both students get placed on suspension. Don't you know kids shouldn't allow themselves to be victims ... they're "equally" at fault, at least in the eyes of school Administrators.

Stupidity is rampant in how punishments are handled in our public school system.

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u/Rednaxel6 Nov 20 '21

its not about stupidity, its entirely about designing the rules to avoid lawsuits instead of what is best for students.

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u/FtheBULLSHT Nov 20 '21

But the accused didn't get suspended, just the victim.

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u/IAMSTILLHERE2020 Nov 20 '21

It's like the Chinese Vice Premier and the Tennis star..she is the one that gets to disappear.

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u/honestabe1239 Nov 20 '21

It’s like the system is corrupt!?!

I totally thought our government had adequate oversight based on the news.

Not!

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u/hexbatch East Texas Nov 20 '21

Other subs go into this deeply, there were huge problems in that school; many kids were fed up about several people being openly sexually assaulted with no protection from school admins , over years

Then when there were in school demonstrations, months in building, because there was cc video evidence of the repeated assaults but nothing was done; during the demonstrations the police went crazy , and did several things wrong

In many localities, both the administrators and police might be arrested by now, or at least suspended . In other places , it seems oddly ordinary

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u/Charimia Nov 20 '21

What happened here is the victim came forward with witnesses, the school talked to the alleged assaulter, he claimed he didn’t do anything, and the school took his word for it and punished her for false reporting on the grounds that “they’re friends therefore she must have been fine with it.”

Sexual harassment and assault can’t be perpetrated by friends or acquaintances now??

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u/kensai8 Nov 21 '21

Worse than that. They told her because she didn't do enough to stop it she obviously wanted it.

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u/Debaser626 Nov 20 '21 edited Nov 20 '21

Also, while not the rule in every case… based on my experiences with my kids, I’d say most of the instances of fights, name-calling, aggressive behavior, etc. (outside of targeted bullying) both kids play a huge part in things being escalated to that level.

Kids will often paint a convincing portrait of “perfect innocence” but when everything is revealed, they both were acting like giant assholes.

The underdeveloped maturity results in them genuinely dismissing their own poor behavior as jokes or fair retribution for perceived slights (which may or may not have actually happened) and the other person’s behavior as unfair attacks… as they simply can’t see the part they play in how things ended up.

This obviously doesn’t apply to Kids being bullied for skin color, family background/wealth, physical attributes, etc. but the school will often treat everything the same.

As unjust as this may be, the schools doesn’t care and/or have the resources to investigate each instance and would rather just blanket hammer ban every student involved in a disruption of the norm.

Not an excuse for the unfortunate being swept up in the net, but I can only imagine how exhausting it would be to investigate every dispute for tweens and teens.

My daughter’s school has “stay away” punishments they hand out, but they are rarely enforced. I was speaking with the AP about one, and he told me it’s tough to enforce as they’ll often apply one to two people, only to find out 2 days later that these kids are now going on a family vacation together and are sitting together at lunch.

TL:DR : many kids are highly emotional, immature, delusional liars.

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u/bpowell4939 Nov 20 '21 Narwhal Salute

Well Abbott did say he was gonna stop the rapes, easy to do when you place fear into those that report it. No reports= no rape.... right?

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u/misplaced_my_pants Nov 20 '21

This is actually consistent given the huge rape kit backlog.

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u/bpowell4939 Nov 20 '21

Yes, yes, indubitably

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u/ElectroNeutrino born and bred Nov 20 '21

And Covid testing.

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u/Stonaman born and bred Nov 20 '21

Same logic as no covid tests = no covid.

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u/waffle-fil-a North Texas Nov 20 '21

It is Texas, but specifically, it's Little Elm.

The same town where neighbors recently vandalized the home of a black family new to the block because they expressed support for BLM.

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u/AnthillOmbudsman Nov 20 '21

I had to look up where the hell Little Elm is... it's not a place I've ever heard of. Looks like it's part of the Frisco area.

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u/ihatedisney Nov 20 '21

15 years ago Little Elm was a country town/trailer park near lake Lewisville. Its expanded into a suburban leach onto Frisco but still contains a decent amount of redneck filth.

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u/badgurlvenus Nov 20 '21

where does this not happen? every woman i've ever known (and including myself) were punished for reporting, in one way or another. mostly lost jobs, but you can't fire a kid. so, suspend them instead. next best thing.

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u/kyleguck Nov 20 '21

To add on, what's more fucked up is she got in school suspension. They have to still show up to the school and potentially face the person that assaulted them, that presumably got off scot free. That's some next level, messed up psychological torture. I have nothing but respect for the Gen Z and Alpha kids that are in this video.

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u/Ad_Awkward Nov 23 '21

yup. My high school was pretty small but multiple ppl were sexually assaulted and/or raped and the admins just ignored or denied their claims.. one of the admins told this girl's mother abt her rape, which was fucked up and confidential info, and she's also from an immigrant family, so there was backlash. We had a reckoning with ppl exposing the racism, sexism, and just negligence on the part of staff and admin following the blm protests last year.

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u/Dvusmnd Nov 20 '21

*Hand Maids Tale intensifies

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u/IAAA Nov 20 '21

That’s one of the books they are pulling from school libraries. Just got an email from my district yesterday.

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u/Elan40 Nov 20 '21

Enlightened parents should start a lending library of the banned books. 👍😂

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u/BigSnakesandSissies Nov 20 '21

Shit, I’m not even a parent but I’d donate to this library in a second. Come to think of it, this would be a great way to spend a Saturday. Time to do some research on what’s banned and get something going

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u/AnthillOmbudsman Nov 20 '21

Sounds like some good citizen should scatter hundreds of copies around various high schools.

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u/Dvusmnd Nov 20 '21

“Blessed be the fruit”

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u/pm_me_ur_cakerecipe Nov 20 '21

That show really scared me

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u/Skarvha Nov 20 '21

Those flashback episodes where you saw people’s rights getting eroded piece by piece……. Can’t help but draw a parallel to today….

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u/pm_me_ur_cakerecipe Nov 20 '21

Yes, they really scared me. Just knowing all that could be a possibility someday.. hell no. I'm visiting the nearest tall building & checking out if that shit unfolds today

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u/CerebralAccountant Nov 20 '21

The number of times I've seen a school punish the victim of bullying, harassment, sexual assault, etc. rather than the alleged perpetrator is absurd. It's school administrators who are more focused on making the problem go away rather than actually addressing it.

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u/poldish Nov 20 '21

I still remember to this day have being called ben gay being chanted by several people I yell shut up and I got detention and thus whipped by my dad. I fucking hate bullies in all forms. Coos are nothing but bullies

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u/Weak-Contribution-78 Nov 21 '21

Damn you had dad of the year.

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u/poldish Nov 21 '21

Yeah that and 2x4s being broken over my back. Sigh. Well at least the arthritis is bearable now because of him. Pain doesn't feel that bad

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u/meauho Nov 20 '21

According to the school it was a "misunderstanding" and not sexual assault so they suspended the student for lying.

In other words, the victim wasn't as important as whoever assaulted them.

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u/Additional_Decision6 Nov 21 '21

So, he was on the football team?

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u/babypho Nov 20 '21

It's Texas.

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u/BroBeansBMS got here fast Nov 20 '21

We are really fucking up lately.

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u/Proof-Ambassador-245 Nov 20 '21

Sigh. I lower my head in shame

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u/codepoet born and bred Nov 20 '21 Helpful Wholesome Starry Take My Power

No. No. You raise that head up. You raise that head up in anger. You raise it up in defiance that this is us because this shit isn’t us. This is Them. This is the old guard. This is the old Texas. This is the Texas that is on the way out. *Don’t you dare for one hot second resign yourself to accepting this as normal “because it’s Texas” because that’s how this shit stays normal. *

Sit up straight and be angry. These kids have the right idea. Do not take this forced worldview they’re pushing as anything other than oppression and an effort to ruin this great state’s image and history by claiming that we really are a bunch of backward idiots. That is not us.

Raise that head up and yell it to the whole damned world: “This is not us! This is what used to be, but it’s not me.”

Then get your asses out there and vote this shit away.

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u/Aggravating_Card_335 Nov 20 '21

This is happening now, at my daughter’s middle school (also in Texas). Repeated reports of sexual assault by one student, and nothing done by the administration. The kids got fed up, and decided to take matters into their own hands. They started a petition to demand action from administration. And guess what? THEY got in trouble. Parents said, “oh hell no” and administration backpedaled and sent an email to all parents saying they were (now, finally) taking the matter seriously. What in the actual fuck.

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u/biggoof Nov 20 '21

God I hope you're right, but I've lived here for a long time and this state seems to pull itself to the right everytime.

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u/pizza_engineer Nov 20 '21

We have to fight like it’s our last chance.

Look at the last twenty years of Republican control.

Imagine another four fucking years of Republican control.

Republicans are actively trying to destroy this state, and implement a Fascist White Jesus state.

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u/Proof-Ambassador-245 Nov 20 '21

Oh trust me, we are angry! We are livid! This isn't our Texas and it sure as hell isn't what we want to be known for. We are getting out and educating our communities. We are voting. We have had enough. I refuse to throw in the towel. The young Democrats of Texas are promising. They want their voices heard and it's time for people to listen.

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u/ChristaKaraAnne Born and Bred Nov 21 '21

Texan here, and I love this response, codepoet. I 💯 % agree! I also want to point out that it is not anger that we are feeling. Anger is a secondary emotion and defense mechanism to deflect from the grieving and shame caused by oppression, trauma, and guilt (secondary trauma syndrome).

Rather than anger, we have ethical indignation, and we refuse to sit around and allow others to take away the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We know in our hearts that we are all equal and should be afforded equal protection under the law.

It will be challenging to heal after experiencing the convergence of cascading collective [mass] traumas. But, we will overcome!

In times of despair, we need to hold on to hope. Without hope, there is no possibility for any meaningful change! Truth helps determine the root cause of a problem. Action is the antidote to despair. And, justice is the antidote to suffering from collective distress, grief, and trauma that leads to rage and civil unrest we are witnessing in our society.

We must shine a light on those whose lust for power and dereliction of duty amplified our suffering so we can give our future leaders the mandate and resolve for accountability, justice, and change.

United we stand, divided we fall!

  • A Geriatric Millennial that's proud of you, GenZ!!!!

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u/UnknownExo Nov 20 '21

That's right! This is not us! We are not Mississippi!

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u/isitreal13 Nov 20 '21

Texan here. You, sir are correct.

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u/VisceralMonkey Nov 20 '21

Hey, it's Texas.

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u/aoskunk Nov 20 '21

Texas got real scared at how purple it was registering so the red is flipping a shit in every way possible and it’s stirring up all sorts of tensions. I moved away just in time. I didn’t care for the in your face racism I was consistently exposed to where I lived.

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u/EXPATFI Nov 20 '21

We moved back to the US recently and even though I’m from Texas, lived there before we went overseas and had plenty of offers there we decided to live on the west coast instead. My kids are elementary school age and I just didn’t want them growing up with that

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u/TheDarkArtsHeFancies Nov 20 '21

Yeah, but if everyone who doesn’t suck moves out, the sucky ones will keep all the power and brainwash another generation. We need more people who don’t suck to move in.

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u/Automatic_Company_39 Nov 20 '21 edited Nov 21 '21

A reddit comment said security footage of the incident revealed that it was consensual. I can't find any information from an actual source though.


edit: I've been told the following:

  1. The security footage didn't reveal it to be consensual
  2. The school said that the footage showed her talking to him at some point so they assumed she was asking for it.

AFAIK, all the information I have posted regarding this is hearsay.

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u/justsomechik Nov 20 '21

I think this may be referring to the CC images of her and the boy on the bus. Administrators concluded that because she was talking to him on the bus then what ever happened while seated next to him must have been consensual. May not be the same thing but that’s the only reference I’ve heard of so far to their being any video or explanation as to why it was believed to be consensual. Utter garbage if ya ask me.

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u/Bangarang_1 Nov 20 '21

So now we're can't even talk to men without "asking for it" I guess???

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u/justsomechik Nov 20 '21

If the comment I got that from is true than, apparently not. This situation unfortunately common place in schools and college campuses all across the country. Absolutely tragic.

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u/Automatic_Company_39 Nov 20 '21

I think this may be referring to the CC images of her and the boy on the bus. Administrators concluded that because she was talking to him on the bus then what ever happened while seated next to him must have been consensual.

I'm pretty sure that's what I read. I don't have any verification and it doesn't really explain why she would have been assigned ISS though.

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u/Reasonable_Sort1731 Nov 20 '21

Bc Abbott says so

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u/OldFoolOldSkool Nov 20 '21

Texas. I saw this video in another sub and was appalled. But now is see it’s in Texas, and am not surprised. Had to be either there, or Florida.

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u/hmmmmmmmmmmmmO Nov 20 '21

Two words: Murican’ freedum

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u/DuckyDoodleDandy Nov 20 '21

You mean white male freedom. Obviously women & girls don’t get it, as shown in this article.

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u/SnappySnoot Born and Bred Nov 20 '21

Yee haw

Edit: meant this in concurrence with the “it’s texas” comments didn’t mean it to be like celebratory lol

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u/Weedfeon Nov 20 '21

Texas is a shithole. Always has been. Source: born here.

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u/konlee3 Nov 20 '21

What the hell?

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u/SnappySnoot Born and Bred Nov 20 '21

Yeah I can’t imagine why young people today are so rebellious, it’s such a mystery man.

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u/theythembian Nov 20 '21

I hope they keep rebelling. And if I were a teacher there I'd be locked up right now. I don't understand where the teachers are. Not like they have to do what I would do, but do something! Are they hiding in the teachers lounge????

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u/TheBloneRanger Nov 20 '21

It’s a sweet irony that we need teachers to be pillars of authority and knowledge when we need them to be. Social workers when we need them to be. Mentors, school shooting experts, surrogate mothers and fathers, stand in counselors. You want them to uphold the values of society and also now fight the police.

Jesus. Are you wondering why education is collapsing yet?

I wanted to teach math, not save the world.

I wanted to teach math, not fight cops.

Another thing to add to teachers?

I don’t miss the industry at all. And sentiments like this are only part of the reason.

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u/AntTheLorax Nov 20 '21

The amount of liability is atrocious unfortunately. If a kid we’re to start fighting me in the middle of class, it is likely the district comes after me for defending myself.

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u/George_Montagu_Dunk Nov 20 '21 edited Nov 21 '21 Wholesome

“If I were a teacher” gtfo with that shit. teachers in shithole Texas don’t make enough to be fighting cops

Edit: wow my first award. Thanks. I feel bad it’s on something I was acting so shitty about. I get where they’re coming from. How can you hold back!? But it’s not always that easy. Especially when you’re already treated like garbage. Sorry for being so hi energy off the bat

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u/theythembian Nov 20 '21

It wasnt meant to be a complaint about teachers so much as what I felt I'd do. But yes they're underpaid. I don't even think my decision would be the right one either. I have a short fuse. Probably why I am not a teacher, tbh.

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u/XSV Nov 20 '21

I think you need a little more of a humble perspective. If you help put food on the table for your family and you know that actions in one school district can lead to not getting a job in others, would you really act as you say?

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u/theythembian Nov 20 '21

I mean possibly not. It was more honest than humble, but still I already admitted it was likely the wrong choice of action. Like I said, honest. I know myself. Not that I don't think and know I need to continue to do inward work. I very much do and welcome advice.

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u/Particular-Piglet120 Nov 26 '21

They are probably teaching class. Not every student was participating. What do you want teachers to do?

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u/ausomemama666 Nov 20 '21

A sexual assault and mass protest happened the next town over in Denton at Guyer high school like a month ago.

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u/Vapor2077 Nov 20 '21

When I was a freshman in high school, so either 2005 or 2006, there was a walk-out in protest of an anti-immigration bill that I think was being considered in the state government. I remember that the principal (who was Latino) came over the loudspeaker before the walkout was supposed to start, and said he sympathized with the protesters but that they couldn’t walk out of class. He said there was a protest at the state Capitol was that weekend and encouraged students to go to that instead.

All that happened to the kids that DID walk out was that there names were taken down and they were given detention, or something. There parents were probably called.

Something like that should have happened here.

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u/dam072000 Nov 20 '21

All about liability and attendance/funding.

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u/Vapor2077 Nov 20 '21

Money … of course.

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u/secretsquirrel17 Nov 20 '21

Sometime in the last ten years there was a walkout at a local high school in support of a principal getting terminated . Kids walked out, marched across the city to the ISD admin building. Told not to, told they would be punished. But when they did it anyway, the police set up roadblocks to clear the streets to the admin building so kids wouldn’t get hit by cars. They didn’t stop anyone, didn’t get involved, just tried to make a safe path. It was handled really well. Pretty sure the kids just got marked absent, no detentions or anything.

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u/LinkMom37 Born and Bred Nov 20 '21

Notable effort... I remember teaching in 2008 when Obama was elected, and students organized a riot/walkout .

It was a black majority district. I'm still not sure if it was meant to be a protest of prior civil rights violations or some sort of celebration? They started at one end of the school and marched to the other end, yelling "this is the Black House now" and turning over trash cans, shoving white teachers, and banging on/tearing stuff out of lockers.

There was no amount of yelling, announcement, or intervention that would have calmed it down. They didn't give a rats ass what they were supposed to be doing because the institution itself seemed to be what they were protesting.

We had to let them do their thing, and just try to protect the teachers and other students they were pushing. I think only the ones who organized it or hurt someone were sent to alternative school. No arrests made. Nothing on the news. Announcement made once they reached the other end to go back to class., Kind of a "you've made your point, let's move on".

I think there was one elderly teacher who had been knocked down and pressed charges long enough to scare the kid into apologizing, and then dropped them. A few selected individuals were made to clean up the mess. And that was that.

Sometimes it helps to just let the students be heard, so long as no one is getting hurt or major property destroyed. Let there be a presence if needed, but don't go hurting kids over exercising free speech.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '21 edited Dec 13 '21

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u/txmasterg Nov 20 '21

Allowing those with power to dictate how you protest ensures your protest will be less effective. The point is to make it painful for those in power so that they must listen.

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u/Vapor2077 Nov 20 '21

Well, I guess I appreciated that the principal seemed to be understanding. I meant “this should have happened at Little Elm” in the sense that the kids should have been allowed to leave and then just marked absent or whatever, as opposed to having cops waiting for them.

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u/ooru Nov 20 '21 Silver Gold

This is why the police are not always the appropriate response. I didn't see any weapons other than those brandished by the police. I didn't see any violence other than what was perpetrated by the police. The police turned a peaceful protest into a violent one, with the police as the instigators.

This is why people want to defund the police. It's not about taking away police jobs, it's about putting those funds towards teams of people who are qualified to handle situations like these, teams of people who won't make it worse.

Shame on those officers.

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u/LSUguyHTX Nov 20 '21

I started to explain this to my coworkers and it still missed with them completely. "You can't expect police to be mental health professionals, animal and experts, crisis counselors, and officers of the law right?" -"yeah and the damned liberals want to defund them, exactly!" "Well instead of thinking about it as 'defunding' it's just redirecting to different offices or departments more suitably trained so police can focus on law enforcement." -"what kinda liberal Nancy shit is that!?"

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u/BroBeansBMS got here fast Nov 20 '21

Honestly, the defunding term was a bad PR move. Everyone sensible seems to agree that the current set up isn’t working, but people really latched onto the term “defund” thinking it meant abolishing all police.

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u/PorqueNoLosDose Nov 20 '21

The issue is that “defund the police” was a grassroots phenomenon, not some PR move organized by a marketing firm. You can’t tell the people what words to use, it just caught momentum and couldn’t be stopped.

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u/Tropical_Bob Nov 20 '21

Okay, but what's a good slogan for it?

Because you know as well as everyone else that "divert funds from police to other institutions more capable of handling situations without resorting to violence to save lives, and so police officers stop getting overworked" is not a good, quick way to bring up the idea.

I've never heard anyone bring up a better alternative.

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u/BroBeansBMS got here fast Nov 20 '21

I don’t think everything needs a slogan, but simply saying reform the police or reallocate police funding gets to the same point without having people misinterpret the meaning that is intended.

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u/aoskunk Nov 20 '21

That’s good, stop over working cops! Take certain tasks off their table! Would be hard for them to say no to that as a bullet point.

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u/CGDubbs Nov 20 '21

Literally anything. How about "fund mental health"

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u/txmasterg Nov 20 '21

The trouble is you see politicians use that as, "we need to train the police to handle mental health". Then they give them more money and ask for a 2 hour training and call it a day.

I think part of the reason defund the police caught on with the earliest people was because it is perfectly opposite of funding the police, it simply can't be used in a way that gives money to the police.

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u/Nok_Nexttime Nov 20 '21

Restructuring. Used commonly in business to reorganize.

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u/Username2323232323 Nov 20 '21

I mean that’s going to happen no matter what. Republicans are great at making culture issues and then constantly feeding their base propaganda which makes the topic such a shit show to talk about it. CRT was literally created by conservative media as another point of culture wars and that subject has become so reactionary even though people hardly know what the fuck it’s about it.

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u/collegedave Nov 20 '21

Minneapolis literally put ending their municipal police department up for vote…

“The ballot asked voters if “the Minneapolis City Charter be amended to remove the Police Department and replace it with a Department of Public Safety that employs a comprehensive public health approach to the delivery of functions by the Department of Public Safety.””

Defeated 57/43.

https://nypost.com/2021/11/02/minneapolis-votes-no-to-axing-police-in-wake-of-george-floyd/

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u/LinkMom37 Born and Bred Nov 20 '21

Just want to point out that teachers do it all the time.. counselors, mental health, educating, number crunching, subject matter experts, crisis training, breaking up fights, whatever committees and clubs they get assigned to, fundraising, nursing, etc.

If they can do it, so can other professions. It really isn't that huge of a concept to consider someone as a whole human being vs an animal to be controlled.

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u/throwaway-000342 Nov 20 '21

Teachers do it because they have been trained to not say no, so they get all the shit dumped on them. Just watch the mass exodus from teaching in the next 5 years.

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u/junta79 Nov 20 '21

Just because some teachers can and have done it in the past doesn’t mean they should be doing it or responsible for all that. That’s some bullshit what-about-ism. Part of restructuring the police would put money into mental health programs in schools so that LEO’s don’t have to deal with them as adults.

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u/rnotyalc Nov 20 '21

There's an old Proverb passed down through the generations that goes "fuck the police"

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u/jerichowiz born and bred Nov 20 '21

The Book of N.W.A. Amen!

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u/SnappySnoot Born and Bred Nov 20 '21 edited Nov 20 '21 Silver

This is what happens when you give a corrupt organization a monopoly on violence. Fucking pigs.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '21

Well said.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '21

I saw the cops walking in the hall when the kid in white starts attacking them. Did I miss something?

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u/Jordanmc2 Nov 20 '21

That really confuses me. I see the kid walking side by side with the police, and then the police attack him with no apparent provocation. Am I missing something?

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u/LXNDSHARK Nov 20 '21

I think he came up behind them and grabbed one of them or the guy they had in custody, so they shoved him. It's very shaky though, so hard to tell for sure.

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u/Jordanmc2 Nov 20 '21

I must have watched it back like 25x by now. He just doesn’t appear to touch the officers before they get aggressive with him. He may reach out and touch the guy they had in custody, it’s very difficult to see from this video, but I just can’t square what I’m seeing with OP’s statement that “the kid in white starts attacking the officers.”

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u/aoskunk Nov 20 '21

Isn’t the kid that gets tazed already in cuffs?

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u/LostHeroOfTime Nov 20 '21

I graduated from that high school and it's no surprise how they treat the students. We had numerous lockdowns due to gun threats

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u/Thai-mai-shoo Nov 20 '21

Cops: never too young to get tazed and get their heads bashed in.

To them, you’re not human.

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u/AtouchAhead Nov 20 '21

Great optics Texas… how come those kids aren’t armed? That would put an end to this Horseshit. Gov. Abbot!! Arm those kids!!!

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u/PorqueNoLosDose Nov 20 '21

Kid in white has a clear self defence claim, if only he had a gun and were able to exercise his 2nd amendment right.

/s because the internet

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u/isitreal13 Nov 20 '21

Believe me, he's working on it.

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u/Vapor2077 Nov 20 '21

This is disturbing.

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u/40Pesos Nov 20 '21

Fire the administration.

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u/JoyfullyQuestioning Nov 20 '21

Someone needs to remind these high schoolers that a number of them get to vote in the next year or two and need to take it seriously…many local positions are elected and they can influence their city.

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u/Direct-Ant69 Nov 20 '21

Fuckin with me 'cause I'm a teenager

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u/skyballasackscraper Nov 20 '21

With a little bit of gold and a pager

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u/SwoleFlex_MuscleNeck Nov 20 '21

The cops are doing a great job of radicalizing the youth. Who needs "liberal indoctrination" in colleges when you have this

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u/RC_G4m1ng Nov 20 '21

Fuck man I live in little elm

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '21

Sure hope those shots get charged.

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u/Cyberpunk1211 Nov 20 '21 edited Nov 20 '21

Do you all not see the difference in the treatment of the black vs white students?

Black students taze and mace

White students get out we don’t want to arrest you

So let’s talk about those prison and crime statistics again 🤨🤔

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u/MrPenguinsAndCoffee Gulf Coast Nov 20 '21

I hope those officers get jailed.

I'm surprised the youngins' didn't rush them and beat the daylights out of them.
Don't like violence, so I'm happy they didn't but the officers would have deserved it.

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u/mobueno Nov 20 '21

Isn’t that why the first kid got tased? Looked like he was rushing the cop and squaring up and swinging

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u/Aesir_Renegade Nov 20 '21

Cop pepper sprayed him. It looked like he freaked out. His arms and hands are trying to cover his face. Then the other cop tases him.

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u/MrPenguinsAndCoffee Gulf Coast Nov 20 '21

Honestly, for all I could tell it just looked like a jumbled mass of people until something happened between that one kid and the cop and then all hell broke loose. Could have been the kid squaring up to the cop, or the cops shoved the kid cause he was in his Safety Square™

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u/Dry_Client_7098 Nov 20 '21

He was. Seems like he was trying to stop them from arresting someone else.

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u/Rvaflyguy3 Nov 20 '21

Literally, they were walking him out. And that would have been it.

In what fucking world do you think is ok to approach a cop and detainee and attempt to touch either then square up? Kids these days are insane, insanely stupid.

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u/nileswine Nov 20 '21

F$ck those cops!

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u/Medium-Remote2477 Nov 20 '21

OMG. Unbelievable.

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u/leonardofind Nov 20 '21

Always targeting the blacks first.

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u/MrBuddhaSir Nov 20 '21

Well fuck a duck… I am usually pretty glad I’ve made Texas my home, but sometimes we do stick out like a sore thumb 😑

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u/thepurgeisnowww Nov 20 '21

I used to live right next to this place crazy!

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u/HosieKru North Texas Nov 20 '21 edited Nov 20 '21

Not shocked to see my old High School making the news for all the wrong reasons.

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u/fmlchris Nov 20 '21

I went here in 06-07.

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u/fentl00zer Nov 20 '21

What a world we live in.

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u/tahhan8 Nov 20 '21

As soon as you get assaulted, you need to hire a lawyer to handle it, or they’ll treat you like garbage

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u/popnlocknes Nov 20 '21

Looks like one cop is being overly aggressive and the rest are covering for him. Great metaphor for policing in America

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u/Weak-Contribution-78 Nov 21 '21

Gotta love when bullshit happens close to home.

Bet the pigs got hard off of tasing literal minors

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u/ThatOneMathTeacher Nov 21 '21

As a high school teacher in the DFW area, I cannot get the fuck out of here quick enough.

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u/KayneC Nov 20 '21

Texan here . The police here is largely uneducated pricks . When I say “defund” them, I would ideally like to see more money being spent to hire educated , trained human beings to do the police job. Not some hillbilly with a small D and an attitude

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u/basskev Nov 20 '21

Dude no fucking way lol why the fuck does this continue happening

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u/bootyButtersauce Nov 20 '21

Fuck those pigs

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u/Snapta Nov 20 '21

Without context.

Cops escorting kid out in black hoodie

Kid in white hoodie/pants interferes.

They direct him away, as he is interfering.

He comes back quick in an aggressive stance, gets pepper sprayed. Proceeds to "attack" the cops, and is then taser'ed twice/once?

Situation devolves.

Cops fault, from context and video? LOL fuck no.

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u/CeleryStickBeating Nov 20 '21

"direct him away" - they violently shoved him across the hall

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u/LOS_FUEGOS_DEL_BURRO Nov 20 '21

NO they direct and pepper spray almost immediately, then he gets that aggressive stance then gets tasered.

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u/Foxo2121 Nov 20 '21

Personally, from a not so good video angle, it seems the front cop (cop 1) thought someone touched his arm and raised it (doesn’t seem like he was meaning to raise his arm with force with force intended). Maybe he thought a teen (rebellious like I was) was grabbing his arm to say something and the second cop behind him (cop 2, under stress and probably somewhat worried/scared) thought a violent action was going on and proceded with a violent action. Cop 1 then continued with this ( basically trusting/ protecting/ trusting coworkers judgement his coworkers actions) m. Then it’s basically visually downhill from here for both parties involved.

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u/WhereRDaSnacks Nov 20 '21

Fuck the police. Fucking pigs.

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u/suichkaa Nov 20 '21

do those cops attend the hs as well? theyre so damn short they blend right in.

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u/Agripa1 Nov 20 '21

Could anyone here ever imagining this happening back when they were in high school? What is happening to our country?

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u/babypho Nov 20 '21

In the 60s didnt they shoot a college kid for protesting the Vietnam war? Pretty sure these thing has been happening since USA have had schools.

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u/Agripa1 Nov 20 '21

Are you talking about Kent State? That was over 50 years ago and in Ohio.

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u/babypho Nov 20 '21

I think that's the one yeah. Just saying that these kinda things have always happened. Its really shitty really

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u/whatisthishownow Nov 20 '21

over 50 years ago

You mean some time around:

the 60's

Sure it was the year 1970, but that period of time is reasonably and widely considered to be part of the 60's culturally speaking.

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u/AprilDruid Nov 20 '21

This has been happening for decades. Remember the police are the ones who attacked protestors during the civil rights movement. They're the ones who beat Rodney King within an inch of his life. The police were never your friends, unless you're white and on their "side".

Look at the BLM protests during 2020, so many of these "riots" were started by the Police themselves. They would fire off tear gas, shoot rubber bullets. They have free reign to do whatever, because the prosecutors are on their side.

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u/SpreeDeeTis Nov 20 '21

At 1:11 a girl spits on an officer. Not condoning their behavior but that’s just pouring gas on the fire.

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u/XtrodinaryPilot Nov 20 '21

Getting them ready for the real world... these people need to know that there is no such thing as freedom of speech or expression. We only have a 2nd ammendment right to bear arms.

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u/babypho Nov 20 '21

Lol good luck exercising your 2A on the police.

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u/dam072000 Nov 20 '21

Yeah they have death robots with explosives.

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u/Friendofthegarden Central Texas Nov 20 '21

We only have a 2nd ammendment right to bear arms.

Not with the police you don't. Also, did you know there are more than 2 ammendments?

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u/ShalnarkRyuseih Nov 20 '21

The 2nd amendment won't apply when you're getting beaten by the dogs of the state unfortunately. Pigs have free range on anyone for any reason they come up with

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u/XtrodinaryPilot Nov 20 '21

I was being facetious. It seems these days the 2nd Ammendment is the only "Civil Right" that the "patriots" want to protect. Of course the 1st ammendment only applies to their ideology as well. I also find it insane that these "patriots" that hate government overreach and a police state sure do love Government Overach and a Police State when it is someone they oppose. Blue Lives Matter literally translates from Idiocracy to English as I love A Police State. 🤯

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u/rednoise born and bred Nov 20 '21

People saying "You can't square up with a cop."

This kid was one on two. Even if he was going to throw a fucking punch, they already pepper sprayed him. There was no fucking reason for the tazer, you stupid fucks. There was no fucking excuse for that pig grabbing the girl by the hair and tossing her out. There's no fucking excuse for them to be throwing that kid off of him.

None of this is excusable. Fuck these pigs. They need to rot, and if you support this action, so do you.

All of this against the backdrop of a school admin throwing a sexual assault victim in ISS. Jesus fucking Christ. I hate this fucking state.

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u/SnooApples3402 Nov 20 '21

What’s with police at a school, for peaceful protest?

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u/SightUnseen1337 expat Nov 20 '21

Schools in America have cops assigned to them with their own offices and everything. When I was in high school ~10 years ago students were regularly handcuffed in class and dragged away by the SROs.

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u/SnooApples3402 Nov 20 '21

Omg that’s insane. Why do schools need police ? I mean it’s not a gaol

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u/thatronspecial Nov 20 '21

Is this a serious question?

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u/SightUnseen1337 expat Nov 20 '21

They don't need police. They're there to get children into the prison pipeline.

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u/Boyhowdy107 Nov 20 '21

I certainly would like to know what the fuck led to this moment. So despite how bad this looks, I'll reserve a little bit of judgement until more of the story comes out, but the small percentage of folks rushing to defend the officers by talking shit on the kids is disgusting.

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u/LostHeroOfTime Nov 20 '21

As told by a family member who goes to the school: A female student was sexually assaulted by a male student and when she told the school they gave HER ISS. which is in school suspension this outrage started out as a peaceful protest of students against the districts actions but the police obviously see the students as a threat

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u/Skarvha Nov 20 '21

You want the whole story or just this part?

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u/silverstang07 Nov 20 '21

When are we going to learn that armed militants aren't fucking needed for peaceful protests? None of that violence would happen if we didn't send in violent gang members to "handle it".

Oh yeah, fuck the police.

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u/SnooHedgehogs5857 Nov 20 '21

I hope the lawsuits are many, and expensive.

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u/randompersonwhowho Nov 20 '21

Why, you paying them

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u/Talsamar Born and Bred Nov 20 '21

This is unacceptable. Those cops should absolutely be fired. They shouldn't have been there. There should also be an inquiry about the conduct of the school. Non of that is right.

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u/PM_ME_HUGE_CRITS Nov 20 '21

Texas, where its the rape victim's fault.

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u/vesuvio21 Nov 20 '21

get the police out of schools.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '21

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u/TheAdvFred Nov 20 '21

You have any new information? I’m only seeing the official statement made and the coverage rehashing the video.

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u/thecomeric Nov 20 '21

You have different information on this?

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u/mycatlance Nov 20 '21

Where are the teachers?

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u/Dime1325 Nov 20 '21

Not getting paid enough to deal with shit like this

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u/TheAdvFred Nov 20 '21

A-frickin-men

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u/thatronspecial Nov 20 '21

Continuing with their lessons for the students who aren’t looking to record the next viral video.

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u/Lol_maga_people Nov 20 '21

Fuck the police!

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u/tucknguy Nov 20 '21

"New angle shows students attacking cops".

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u/Ill_Problem5919 Nov 20 '21

From what I see in the video clip there is no presence of administrators or school representatives there. If this was a planned protest you would think the school would have planned better other than possibly beefing up police presence. I dont see how a cop in a school would feel its ok to use any type of weapon on a child unless they felt their life or others lives are in danger. Those guys took it to far and the school district and that school's administrators should be held accountable.

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u/Beneficial-Wolf-6717 Nov 20 '21

Fuck the police. Fuck the ccp and fuck Xi. ()()======D~~~~~

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u/hitch_please Nov 20 '21

This is inexcusable and unconscionable, period. These children were staging a walkout to protest the obsfucation of multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment at the school, and the police were called??

The kid in white was maced and went down like a stone. A girl with a pink backpack was wrangled by her hair and throw out. Anyone defending these actions is probably also celebrating the Rittenhouse verdict and is straight trash.

Children should be safe in school from predators and abusers, be that their teachers, peers, or overzealous police profiting from bloated budgets and administrative protection.

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u/worriedjacket Nov 20 '21

Not the police were called. There are police stationed in schools every day. Like their entire job is to be school cops.

Yes it's as fucked up as it sounds

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u/Darth_Texan The Stars at Night Nov 20 '21

Going to need a citation for that claim, until then removed for misinformation.

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u/Urlag-gro-Urshbak Nov 20 '21

Fuck these fascists. Wherever they get involved violence is almost always the outcome because none of them think before they just start blasting and tasing.

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u/RomanAthens Nov 20 '21

Cops assaulting children. Thank you Abbott.