KKK Birthday Party: Justin Howard, a seventh grader at Tomball Junior High School in Tomball, TX, received an invitation to a fake KKK birthday party to be held in his honor, his mother told KTRK-TV. Howard, who is black, has been the victim of racial taunts and bullying by white students, his mother, Tahiyyah Howard said.
She said the most “egregious example” of the racial taunting, was the invitation to the fake Ku Klux Klan themed-party, sent by two classmates. She said they put it on his desk. The school said the two students who wrote the note have been disciplined.
“Two Tomball Junior High students left a note for a third student that referenced the Ku Klux Klan,” school district spokeswoman Staci Stanfield said in a statement. “The teacher picked up the note before the intended recipient could see it. The campus administrators were notified and took proactive steps by contacting the parent of the intended recipient to inform the parent of the situation.” Source: KTRK
There should be zero tolerance for bullying and a one-day suspension isn’t enough of a deterrent to some students. This behavior is unconsionable.