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Parents, Civil Rights Groups, Say School Did Not Respond Properly To Racist Threats Against Woodlands Student

When Woodlands High School student was threatened, the district offered to let her move schools

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Latoika and RJ King speak at a press conference

 

It all started as two students from Woodlands High School argued on Snapchat — a popular social media app. One student then made a threat to hang Black students. He also used a racial slur.

Parents of the student Latoika and RJ King said the school has changed the class schedule and lunch period of the student who made the threat. However, the two have since come into contact.

Representatives from The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice, League of United Latin American Citizens, and the NAACP joined the family at a press conference calling on Conroe ISD to further discipline the student who made the threats. The group says Woodland High School’s response amounts to inaction and negligence. The family's lawyer Randall Kallinen says he may take the case to federal authorities.

Conroe ISD said that reinforcing respect was a top priority for the district in a statement to Houston Public Media. The district said it couldn't share details of disciplinary actions due to privacy laws.

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