In a local news story related to the Sikh boy called terrorist on a school bus, a school mate of the boy spoke out regarding the incident.
The news agency from Gwinnet County, Georgia reported the incident and an updated report on the disciplinary actions takes by the school authorities.
The report which appeared to be a bit of bias towards the school covered the important points but repeatedly showed the boy stated an expletive. The school in their official statement did not mention that any racist or bullied act was committed but only stated that it was name calling on both parties.
The shocking statement of the school is causing outrage as they worldwide media has condemned the incident yet the school refuses to call it as it is.
Gwinnett County Public Schools is not calling it “bullying,” in a statement emailed to 11Alive News Wednesday. It reads, in part, “….there had been a series of back-and-forth name-calling incidents… between students…. The school… has taken appropriate disciplinary action with the students who were involved.”
The name of the school Duluth Middle School issued the following statement:
“This incident occurred the week of February 23 on a Duluth Middle bus. The school was informed of the incident on Monday, March 3, and became aware of the video. The school immediately began an investigation into the matter.
In talking to the students on the bus, school leaders were able to determine that there had been a series of back-and-forth name-calling incidents that had occurred between students. The school has concluded its investigation and has taken appropriate disciplinary action with the students who were involved.”