Parents Threaten to Sue School After Son is Accused of Racism
POSTED 9:56 PM, JULY 16, 2014
BY AARON BRILBECK, UPDATED AT 10:20PM, JULY 16, 2014
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — An outstanding athlete and student at Marshalltown High School has been suspended from playing three football games in the fall because his parents say the school misinterpreted a symbol of school pride — as a symbol of white pride.
Now, the principal is accusing the student, Blair Van Staalduine, of being a racist. “We were appalled,” Blair’s mother, Cathy Van Staalduine, said, “We were appalled and so was he. Absolutely. Because the furthest thing from Blair is being racist”
Cathy Van Staalduine says her son was suspended after a picture of him was posted on social media making the letter “W” with his hands. The school apparently thought that was a racist symbol. But Mrs. Van Staalduine says the picture was taken during school spirit week when different grades had to wear different colors.
“The actual school chose the colors that each grade would be wearing. Juniors wore white. So Blair of course being active in the school dressed from head to toe in white,” she explains, “Somebody took a picture of him with his white doing a ‘W’ sign because they were wearing white. Blair says if they were wearing orange they would have done an ‘O’”.
Mrs. Van Staalduine says she tried to talk to the principal and he said she was racist too.
Some accusations are, “Guilty, especially if proven innocent.” This young man and his parents need to withdraw him from that school, enroll him in a private school or homeschool him (protect him first!) and then sue every educrat who made and/or affirmed this ludicrously false accusation. And sue to have all reference to it removed from all school and law enforcement records, with an ongoing indefinite right for the young man, his parents, or their agents to inspect relevant records to be sure references to this are not snuck back into official records.
This one more piece of @#$% on the growing pile of @#$% that I think should have parents of preschoolers considering whether enrolling their children in local public schools might be setting up their children for being abused by the school adminicrats! Good people in PSs need to be supported and encouraged, but where there is real risk, parents should protect their children first.