Last night I learned & confirmed the name of the "main student" from the #CovingtonCatholic incident. The kid grinning in front of the Native elder.
Hop in this thread because I'm going to walk you through some deep but important stuff. 1/?
He is not pictured in any of the school's many (many!) pics of student athletes on their website, apparently because he doesn't play sports.
But I sifted through a lot. Because I was so upset at that video.
1: When he was a freshman, he tried to hire an "essay writing service" to do his homework.
2: His mother is a vice president at a major American financial company that you've heard of.
The part where you're all going to hate me.
At this point in the thread, I need to tell you that all I am not going to share the #CovingtonCatholic student's identity.
Here's why. (see next tweet)
A dumb kid. Maybe a racist kid. (more on this in a second)
But he's still a kid. Yes, I have confirmed he is under 18.
But the second thing you need to know is that it is as close to a "whites only" school as you can find in the 21st Century.
He got bullied and called a "terrorist." It got so bad he had to transfer schools.
And he wasn't alone. Every year the school has only a minority students (in a school of 500).
Before the school hastily removed its teachers directory yesterday, I reviewed it.
Every. Single. Teacher. Is. White.
(at least of those 80 listed yesterday before they took it down)
To read the end of the thread, which is surprising, click here: