‘We must lynch her,' Student in tears after she was subject of classmate's racist Snapchat post
A New York high school student was driven to tears after a classmate made a racist Snapchat post about her. The girl’s family is now considering legal action.
N'Senga Kinzonzi, a sophomore at Minisink Valley High School in Orange County has spoken out about becoming the subject of a racist Snapchat post, and the young girl could not hold back tears.
N'Senga told NBC News 4 that on October 21, 2018, she was reaching into her backpack for a book during a class when another classmate took a photo of her.
The said student captioned the picture with a caption calling her the N-word and calling for her to be lynched.
When N'Senga saw the post, she was “shocked, disappointed, saddened, scared, then angry,” according to WAMC.
She added amidst tears:
“It saddened me that that’s what people thought when they see me, so I decided to take an educational approach and give the boy a background on the “n” word and the word lynching.”
N'Senga and her family said that the student apologized to her and was suspended for 60 days, but they are disappointed by the response of the Minisink Valley Central School District.
The School Superintendent, Brian Monahan, said in a statement that the “district has no tolerance for hateful language or any type of conduct that endangers the physical or emotional sense of safety and security of our students and staff," but N’Senga’s mom thinks more should be done.
While highlighting the severity of the situation, Nicole Kinzonzi said:
“This was a threat made on her life, and there was a call for others to participate in this. The caption said ‘we must lynch her.’"
The family’s representative, Civil rights attorney Michael Sussman, underscored the importance of obtaining a resolution and dealing with the “tremendous amount of prejudice on many levels.”
"As painful as it is, we have to demand resolutions because we keep coming back to the same place," Michael stated.
N'Senga herself only wants one thing to come out of her ordeal. As her brother wiped away tears from her face, the honor student said:
“I want me to be the last person in Minisink, in Orange County, in New York, to ever have to, ever have to go through this.”
Sadly, cases like N'Senga’s are becoming rampant in recent times. Only last month, we brought you the story of the white high school student in Connecticut who was filmed spewing racial slurs, using the N-word and making threats allegedly aimed at black people.
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