Chloe Lyons, Sunshine Coast Daily, January 15, 2018o Shoot 'Privileged' White Kids
A major Coast school was put on high alert after an indigenous mother threatened to shoot all the “white, racist f—s” and “privileged, little white children” on the grounds.
Iesha Lillian Nixon, 38, wasn’t happy with the Department of Education and Training’s response when she told them her son had been “racially vilified” at Nambour State College.
Wanting to enrol him into Burnside State School, Nixon was on the phone to a department representative on February 8, 2017 for 45 minutes before the conversation turned violent.
Iesha Lillian Nixon, 38, was fined after she said to a Department of Education and Training staff member that she would shoot ‘white’ children at a Coast school. Facebook
She told the operator the school was “racist” because they hadn’t allowed her son to take a spear to class, but when the woman pointed out it was for other students’ safety, Nixon said “now you’re even laughing at me”.
Nixon then threatened she should “probably just get a gun” and go to the school, adding “no wonder people shoot up schools”.
The phone operator was left “shaken” and Nambour and Burnside schools were both put on alert.
About two weeks later, Nixon verbally abused a second department worker after her son’s application to Burnside had been denied because they lived outside the catchment area.
Nixon said she would “hang herself from the flagpole out the front of Nambour high” and once again threatened she knew where to get guns.
She today pleaded guilty in Maroochydore Magistrates Court to using a carriage service to make a threat to cause serious harm.
Nixon’s lawyer told the court his client had struggled “against the odds” to complete tertiary education in social work and suffered PTSD as result of a 15-year violent relationship.
Magistrate Matthew McLaughlin said while he couldn’t “pretend to know what it’s like to be racially vilified”, Nixon was herself a “narrow-minded racist” for how she had treated the department workers and her threats against white people in general.
He added that with little regard that her victims were simply “passing on information”, Nixon had sought to take her anger out on all white people.
While Nixon’s lawyer argued for no convictions to be recorded, Mr McLaughlin said her “outbursts” from the bar table showed how little remorse she had for her actions.
She was fined a total of $1000 with convictions recorded.