The footage is from Merrill Middle School, taking place shortly after an incident at a school dance involving staff, a white student, and Black and biracial students who were subsequently expelled. The white student – whose persistent racial harassment of the Black and biracial students allegedly instigated the incident – went unpunished.
Racial discrimination and police involvement in matters of school discipline, like shown, funnel Black and Brown students into Wisconsin’s school-to-prison pipeline. We have filed a complaint about this incident with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Read our press release here.