Looking to cash in on “racism,” a black high school student that was running for a spot on the student government sent “racist” texts to himself trying to gin up controversy to assure an election victory.
Micah Onditi, 16, a black New Jersey high schooler was running to be the class president, but lost his election taking the VP slot. But later it emerged that the texts that had the whole school in an uproar were sent by the candidate himself using a phone app called TextMe.
For weeks starting at the end of May St. Peter’s Prep school of Jersey City was in turmoil over the supposedly racist texts. But an investigation by the police and the school found that the student lied about the whole affair.
“The entire Saint Peter’s Prep community is relieved that this extremely distressing incident has found closure, and we commend the various law enforcement officials for their diligent work on this case over the past months,” said school spokesman James Horan.
One of the falsified texts read: “We have NEVER and will NEVER have an n**gar to lead our school.” (Naturally the “n” word was spelled out in the text)
When the incident was first reported, the boy’s father was quick to tsk tsk whites.
“It is a predominantly white school and there may be a few sections of the school who are fearful of a new face trying to get in office,” the father then told the media.
Here is one report from when the incident first came to light…
Since these revelations, though, the teen has left the school.