The Twitter account @KoolkidsKlanKkk (Now suspended) was a racist Twitter account that was terrorizing black students of Arundel High School, by sending out hateful messages that were supposedly from the “Kool Kids Klan”.
The Twitter account, among other things, had created an anti-African American petition that was being passed around by some students at Arundel High School. The petition was written by the “Kool Kids Klan,” and was signed by two Arundel High School students. The petition called for white students of the school to “join the cause” and to “do [their] civic duty and make sure everyone knows their proper place below whites”
The straw that broke the camel’s back was when the Twitter account sent out a threat that read “We’re planning to attack tomorrow”.
The school authorities, having been made aware of the threat, contacted the police, who worked together with Twitter to identify the culprit. That person has been identified as a 14-year-old African American female who attends Arundel High School. Authorities interviewed the girl while she was with her parents, and police say she admitted to creating the Twitter account and sending the threatening tweet.
The police investigation discovered that the same student and her friends, were behind the recent racist petition that had been going round the school.
During their investigation, it was determined that no charges could be brought against the students for the racist petition because “the petition and behaviors of the students were extremely disturbing and reprehensible, however their actions were found not to rise to the level of a criminal offense.”
The owner of the twitter account will however be charged with juvenile citation for disruption of school activities and released to her parents.
CBS Baltimore reports that The school district said all students involved in the incident have been punished, but will not be identified, to the dismay of some parents:
“The school district said all the students involved in that incident were disciplined, but the students were not identified, and to complicate an already tense situation, Wednesday night hundreds showed up for a meeting at the school, but some parents still had questions.
“That is not good enough. What’s going to happen with the students that are still here?”said parent Tamara Hannah.
“The federal law prohibits me from telling you exactly what the consequences were. But I will say to you that the school acted swiftly, they acted aggressively and they administered appropriated disciplinary action,” said Bob Mosier, chief communications officer of Anne Arundel Public Schools.
As parents left the school, there’s hope the community will begin to heal.
“I am very confident that Ms. Davenport and the staff at the school is going to do everything they can to keep all of our children safe,” said parent Sheri Paris.
“I just hope that we can all come together, not just here at the school, but as a society,” said parent Lisa Smith.”