From Doxxing to Bomb Threats, Covington Catholic Teens Detail Threats Following Video Outrage

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An interaction between Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and a Native American protester set the internet on fire. Now, Covington students are explaining how they and their school have received threats since.

At the school’s trip to March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., Sandmann, along with other students, were seen in “Make America Great Again” hats when they came into contact with Omaha tribe elder Nathan Phillips — who was there for an Indigenous Peoples March.

A segment of the interaction was posted, which caused a lot of criticism toward the Covington student, as he seemed to be mocking the Native American and was deemed racist.

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The video that went viral was only a small segment of what occurred, as there was another group shouting racial comments at the Native Americans and students. Phillips on Sunday explained he “stepped in between to pray” when he saw the racial tensions “coming to a boiling point,” according to The New York Times.

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Sandmann defended himself in an official statement:

I never interacted with this protestor. I did not speak to him. I did not make any hand gestures or other aggressive moves. To be honest, I was startled and confused as to why he had approached me.”

“I am a faithful Christian and practicing Catholic, and I always try to live up to the ideals my faith teaches me — to remain respectful of others, and to take no action that would lead to conflict or violence,” he added.

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Two teens from Covington shared how the aftermath of the viral video has “affected us as a community and individuals greatly,” as they’ve received bomb and shooting threats.

There have been many threats against our lives, against our parents. Some of these include that we should be locked in the school and it should be burned to the ground, the school being bombed, school shooting threats,” one student, Sam, said.

The Covington student continued to say it is “really scary” going to school following the many threats.

“A lot of the negativity and the hate surrounding this event comes from people on social media, doxxing people that were at the event,” the other student, Grant, said.

“A lot of people’s parents were also doxxed, their work was called. I mean, this could greatly affect their job. They could be fired,” Sam added. “There are real consequences for these actions and it all spews from a 30-second clip taken out of a two-hour video out of context and people jumping to conclusions before the full story is released.”

The school’s principal Robert Rowe said in an email released to WKRC that Covington is canceled on Tuesday, January 22, in order to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.”

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The viral video of the interaction sparked a lot of outrage on social media before there was any clarification of what actually happened.

As IJR Red reported, President Donald Trump took up the defense of the Catholic teens saying they were “smeared” by the media due to “early judgments proving out to be false.”

The outrage over the video shows how there’s more to a story then only a segment, and it is yet to be known how the school will handle the students involved in the situation.

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Phyllis Softa

Bomb threats to schools.

Death threats & bullying of children & adults

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US govt shut down for 32 days.

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