So here’s a really strange story unreported in much of the major news networks.
So here goes. Micah Onditi was running for class President and said he received a ton of racist text messages back in May. The major news networks were more than willing to share the story. But investigators came to find that he sent them himself to garner sympathy as he ran. He won!
He wasn’t punished? Doesn’t appear so. The punishment against him should be the same as what would have happened had they linked this to someone else.
Police are investigating an alleged bias attack against a Jersey City high school junior.
Micah Onditi, 16, received a slew of racist text messages warning him to drop out of the race for student council president at St. Peter’s Preparatory School because he is black, police said.
Sources confirmed the popular student-athlete was sent four text messages, CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reported Friday.
“There are people in the world who are racist. There’s many racist people and for them to want to hurt people, that’s wrong. That’s hurtful. And it does hurt. It does hurt to be the victim. And the writer of this, I don’t know how he sleeps at night,” Onditi told CBS 2′s Jessica Schneider on Friday night.
From New Jersey News Room: (week ago)
Unfortunately, students in Jersey City are learning a little too early about how ugly political campaigns can be.
Racism reared its ugly head in May during student government elections. After an investigation, a black St. Peter’s Prep student was found to have sent four threatening and racist text messages to himself during those elections.