Skip to comments.Racial tension running high after fight at Owatonna High School (Somalis beat up whites over essay)
Posted on 01/01/2010 4:57:12 AM PST by reaganaut1
Racial tension has been building at Owatonna High School this week after a fight broke out Monday between white and Somali students, prompting heightened police presence, backpack searches and widespread parental worries.
Owatonna Police Chief Shaun LaDue said between six and 15 officers have been assigned this week to the school, which usually uses one liaison officer.
Principal Don Johnson said the problems began when two white students wrote papers in recent weeks that were "inflammatory and very disrespectful." One student handed out copies of his paper to friends, while the other posted his on a class blog. Both were suspended from the school of 1,600 students -- about 100 of whom are Somali.
Johnson said that before the second student returned to school Monday, the student sent text messages over the weekend to white and Somali students that were "unapologetic and in your face." He then walked into a common area Monday where more than 20 Somali students were gathered and sat down. An altercation erupted that sent one of the white students to the hospital for observation.
"When two or three [Somali] students went over there to take things into their own hands, they had a gallery," Johnson said. "It has triggered a kind of pandemonium mainly involving parents of Caucasian students, who pictured the worse -- as if 200 students were fighting on the football field."
False text messages about the school being on lockdown after someone brought a gun "created some additional strife," the principal said. "We've operated peacefully for years and then, all of a sudden, it seems like two boys couldn't quite figure it out."
One mother said Wednesday that her ninth-grader "is scared to death to go back to school tomorrow."
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Another account: Tensions mount at OHS.
Good commentary on this: Somali Muslims out for blood at Minnesota high school.
America should stop importing trouble!
I'll take it that none of the Somalis involved will be charged with any hate crimes, but the whiteys, who didn't even throw a punch, will be crucified as always.
Can’t wait to see what Sen. Al The Clown Franken has to say about this. Mn’s high Somali population could easily turn into a problem if there are sleeper terrorists. Ya betcha!
DING, DING, DING...WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!
These Somali muslim POS should be deported back to Africa before they start asking for reparations.
To be honest it is fun to watch whitey libs get beaten up by a diverse group of people. If they learn from that experience then that is all the better. But they usually end up doubling down on their own stupidity after an experience like that.
Yeah, it’s always the white guys’ fault...
"..Most Somalis who now live in Minnesota came to the United States as refugees. About one-third of Minnesotas Somali residents came directly from refugee camps; others settled first in another state and then relocated to Minnesota...."
Rarely does a good deed go unpunished!
I see that the White students were suspended for putting marks of ink on paper, while the non-Whites were forgiven for their physical assault on the Whites.
The senior who ended up in the hospital on Monday was given an assignment to write a paper for the class and post it on the class blog for other students to read and comment on. He posted the paper on Friday, Nov. 6.
He chose as his topic what he called Somalian privileges and wrote in his paper that the Somali students in the high school were allowed to bend the rules. As one example, he said that though most students werent allowed to wear hats in school, the Somali students routinely wore hats without being told to take them off.
Within a half hour, after the class had been dismissed, he was surrounded by a pretty big group of Somali students who had been given copies of the paper from other students in the class, the boy said. The Somalis were, the boy said, pushing, yelling and asking questions specifically asking him if he had written the paper.
Maine towns have seen an increase in gang violence with the influx of Somalians.
.......before they start asking for reparations......
They are reparations. They are here because Minnesota liberals have terminal guilt that can only be assuaged by stupidity
Minnesota elected Al Franken..... there is no hope.
Why won’t the ‘reporters’ release the actual text of the paper that was written, or the texts that were sent - so the readers can judge for themselves how “inflammatory” they were?
FWIW, Owatonna is a typical small town in the Midwest. It is inhabited (for the most part) by good people with solid values and a solid work ethic.
The kid evidently wrote a paper on how the Muslims at his school are priviliged and do not have to follow the school rules that everyone else has to follow.
I can see that it is true. Professionals tell me tht Muslims are ushered through programs like nursing and nurses aids with little accountablility and grading.
Since the paper was posted on a school blog site, has anyone tried to obtain the paper off the intarwebs? Probably has been removed, but the Internet remembers everything, so someone who has access to the school’ site (or knows it’s URL) might be able to find it.
The administration doesn't question gang members wearing hats out of fear for their own safety.
You can thank the lily-white, left-wing, do-gooders of the Lutheran Church for this one.