The woman pictured about is the mother of a 12-year-old boy who was suspended from school after staring at a white girl too hard while playing the staring game.
The incident occurred at St. Gabriel Consolidated School in Glendale, Ohio in September 2014 and the parents filed a lawsuit against the school to get the suspension erased, but a judge denied the claim.
“The perception is he intimidated her,” said Candice Tolbert, his mother.
“My son stared at a girl who was engaged in a staring game,” she said. “She giggled the entire time,” she said.
The female student said she ‘felt fearful’ about the incident that didn’t report it to the school until a day later. By the time Tolbert found out about the incident, 2 days later, her son had already written an apology note to the girl.
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati released a statement that said, “Judge Patrick Dinkelacker listened to the plaintiff’s arguments yesterday, rejected them, and dismissed the complaint against the school. We aren’t going to comment any further on particular issues concerning our students.”
The Tolbert’s also stated they’re not ready to say the incident had anything to do with race, but they’re concerned about the treatment their son received.
“The same girl that accused my son of this act of perception of intimidation, aggressively poured milk on someone else’s lunch. When she did that there was no penalties for that. She received nothing for that,” said Candice.
The parents are now considering appealing the judge’s ruling.