Black High School Students in Texas Stay Home After Social Media Threat


A violent social media threat against black students at a Killeen, Texas high school on Friday prompted parents to keep their kids at home from school, reports the New York Daily News.

The move came in response to since deleted Instagram posts on Thursday by user “jakedajesus254,” including a picture of a man holding a gun and another with the message: “This is a final warning to all the [n-word] out there. I’m gonna beat UR a– I wanna fight every [n-word] who thinks he can take me. I will be fighting everyone I can tomorrow after school in front of the school,” the report says.

Although the late night posts and the account have been removed from Instagram, the report says, they resurfaced on social media as a warning for parents to keep their children at home Friday. As a result, concerned parents removed their kids from school on Friday, leading to 352 absences out of the school’s roughly 2,000 students, the report says.

“HEADS UP PARENTS KEEP YOUR KIDS HOME FROM KILLEEN H.S. Tomorrow,” warns a Facebook image of the two Instagram posts, notes the News. The message “from a concerned parent to Another!!!!!!” encouraged users to spread the word on social media.

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Source: The Root |  LYNETTE HOLLOWAY

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