A N-word riddled photo of Jamar Medor, a 10th grader at Fairfield Warde High School, was allegedly placed online by a teen charged with second-degree breach of peace and ridicule on account of creed, religion, color, denomination, nationality or race.
According to reports, the unidentified teen posted it to Snapchat writing, “Why is there a n… in my homeroom? Why is he not in chains?” Jamar’s mother, Judith Medor, said, “I don’t know what to say, I’m speechless. I have no idea what they’re being taught at home.”
Jamar, who told the local Patch about the May 7 incident, shared shock and awe over the incident, saying, “I have no words. Like I’m speechless. I’m kind of mad and upset and kind of sad, too.” This marks the second racist incident happening after Jamar’s brother, Jake, received a video call from several Fairfield Ludlowe High School students, who called him a racial slur.
School district officials acknowledged Wednesday that a second racist incident, involving Warde and Ludlowe students, had occurred over the weekend. Superintendent Mike Cummings said that after an investigation, appropriate actions were taken. “As we continue our equity work as a district, we recognize that this is a journey, not a destination,” Cummings wrote in the statement. “There will be missteps along the way, and while we are extremely disturbed by these incidents, they provide learning that can and will inform our work.”
An online petition, which hit 31,402 signatures as of this writing, is calling for the school to “expel the racist bully.” There is no word on what the next steps are from the school.