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Newly released footage reportedly shows white Ohio elementary students dragged, beaten, and forced by black peers to pledge loyalty to BLM
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Newly released footage reportedly shows white Ohio elementary students dragged, beaten, and forced by black peers to pledge loyalty to BLM

Newly released surveillance footage appears to confirm earlier reports of a possible hate crime committed last month at an Ohio elementary school.

TheBlaze previously reported that Springfield Police were dispatched to Kenwood Elementary on Feb. 13 to deal with possible assaults and menacing offenses that occurred on Feb. 10 during recess.

According to the police report, the school's principal, Evan Hunsaker, told law enforcement that a group of black students had herded several white students over to the playground and violently coerced them to state "'black lives matter' against their will."

The police report, which indicated the alleged assaults were of an "Anti-White" nature, claimed the suspects "also were recording the white students whom were forced to make the statement."

Children who had attempted to evade the coercive mob of junior identitarians were allegedly "chased down and escorted, dragged or carried" back to the playground.

Following a public records request by WKEF-TV, the City of Springfield released surveillance footage this week that appears to corroborate what Hunsaker had been told.

The video shows a child in a white shirt, in the grips of two larger students, escorted over to the playground and forced to his knees. On the way, one of the individuals violently shoving the child along appears to punch him in the head, just before another student can be seen bolting over, tackling the victim to the ground, and then beating on him.

Springfield Police Chief Allison Elliott said the incident is still being investigated, reported WDTN-TV.

"We are still working through speaking with everyone," said Elliott. "Our detectives worked diligently last week, all last week, to speak with people involved and try to try to figure out the details of the investigation to exhaust our resources and be doing our due diligence to investigate the matter thoroughly."

Ryan Springer, whose 12-year-old boy was apparently among those forced to recite the slogan of the scandal-plagued BLM movement, told WHIO, "I mean I’m angry as a parent but I understand they are children. It’s not okay to hate anybody because of their skin color, or their gender or sexual orientation, or anything like that. Nobody should be hating anybody."

"I'm more upset by the assault part of it — the children being forced down on the ground," Springer added.

Instead of activist-weaponized racial acrimony, Springer suggested, "They should just be worried about being children."

Krystal Harr, reportedly the mother of one of the victims, warned other Kenwood Elementary families on Facebook, "Watch your babies! This is getting unsafe!"

While local NAACP president Denise Williams agreed with how the school handled the incident, she suggested that charges should not be pressed against the alleged attackers. She told WKEF that she is concerned about the safety of the alleged aggressors.

"I’m worried about the safety of our children," said Williams, who has received calls from concerned parents. "It rose to the level of discrimination. It rose to the level of calling our black children out of their names."

Black Lives Matter Dayton issued a statement Tuesday afternoon, writing, "The Black Lives Matter Dayton group is disheartened to learn of the incident at Kenwood Elementary School in Springfield, Ohio, involving Black students’ alleged negative engagement towards White students while using the Black Lives Matter phrase."

BLM, the identitarian leftist group the Springfield aggressors allegedly forced their victims to pledge fealty to, was associated with the 2020 riots that did at least $1 billion in damage. Of the 8,700 BLM-related events at the time, 574 reportedly involved violent acts in over 140 cities, including shootings, arson, looting, vehicular crimes, and explosions.

RealClear Investigations reported that between six and 20 persons were killed in the BLM riots. One police officer was killed, and 2,037 officers were assaulted or injured; 16,241 arrests were made.

Extra to its links to violence, destruction, and transsexual activism, BLM calls for police to be defunded, for the disruption of the nuclear family, and for "a queer-affirming network."

The Springfield City School District did not respond to TheBlaze's inquiry about whether teachers or staff at the school have previously promoted BLM in their classrooms; whether CRT is taught in SCSD schools; and whether BLM activists have spoken to students in the past. However, the SCSD did release a statement after the incident indicating that it is "committed to providing our students with a safe learning environment, where they look forward to attending every day."

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Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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