Eastern Iowa student suspended after anti-Obama racist remark? Others’ talk of shotguns? November 19, 2008Posted by John in Crime/Courts, Education, Political.
Tags: barack obama, guns, K-12 students, Kennedy assassination, Letts (Iowa), presidential assassinations, racism, schools, threats
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From student e-mail excerpt, posted by Editor & Publisher:
“I’m not sure who to email on this, but there have been several derogatory things said about Obama in our school, and one of them got a student suspended. I go to a school in a little town called Letts, Iowa. We are pretty down home, country road farm kids out here. But never, in my 11 years at the school, have I ever heard the conversation take such a negative turn.
“The remark that the student was suspended for was this, “Well, it’s called the White House for a reason. We need to get that God damn N—– out of there.”
“There were other remarks, mostly by students who hunt. They were discussing how far a shotgun could shoot, and decided that they could get to a high enough vantage-point to shoot Obama from at least 2 miles away, without anyone ever knowing where the shot came from. ‘Another Kennedy’ they were saying.” …