A white teenager has been arrested and faces multiple charges after being caught on tape carrying out an egregiously racist incident of bullying in a Houma, Louisiana high school.
Video posted online last week shows the unnamed 15-year-old Vandebilt Catholic private school freshman walking up to a Black student, throwing a handful of cotton balls at him. The white teen then takes out a belt and repeatedly whips him before the Black student stands up and moves the white bully away.
Sources familiar with the incident told 4 WWL News that the unnamed Black teen is one of the few African American students at the school.
The Terrebonne Police Department confirmed to the outlet that the white teen was booked into the local juvenile justice center on March 15 on simple battery and hate crime charges.
The archdiocese released a statement on March 10, the day after the incident, stating that the white teen's actions "are not consistent with the values and mission of our school."
The Black students' parents added their own statement to the school's, saying that they "will continue to pray for our school community as a whole, that we not only get through this together but that we each learn a valuable lesson from what has taken place."
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