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Rich Teen Who Helped Kill Black Man Allowed to Return to School

After being charged with the murder of 21-year-old Justin Holmes, Cameron Terrell was somehow able to resume classes at his school.

The 18-year-old belongs to a South Los Angeles gang and was one of three people involved in the Oct. 1 shooting. LAPD said the drive-by shooting in which Terrell was reportedly the driver was gang-related. From screenshots of a YouTube music video in which Terrell is featured, the wealthy White teen appears to belong to a group of Crips.

Holmes was not affiliated with any gangs. After being jailed for a week, Terrell was released on a $5 million bail. The high school senior was able to return to school and parents of Palo Verdes High School weren’t having it.

“We are here to say this child, this child-man — he’s 18 — does not belong in school with our children, with our 14-year-olds, with our 15-year-olds,” one parent told KCBS-TV. “He presents a danger to them.”

Not only was Terrell able to enjoy a lack of disciplinary action from the Palo Verdes School District, his parents didn’t appear too punitive either. Shortly after Terrell’s release, he was spotted at a Dodgers World Series baseball game with his family. Terrell reportedly lives in a home with an estimated worth of $1.8 million.
In a statement obtained by the Daily Breeze, the high school said Terrell’s implication in the murder essentially had nothing to do with the school.

“For a school suspension of any kind, there has to be a direct nexus to the school itself,” Austin said. “These allegations have no nexus to our school. The allegations and charges against a student without a nexus to school would not be grounds for exclusion.”