Federal investigators have concluded a probe, which targeted a California Bay Area high school where a slew of racist incidents occurred.
According to NBC News, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is looking into the case of Evan Mack, a biracial teenage boy who is a student at Analy High School in Sebastabpol, California. Analy is located in California’s West Sonoma County Union High School District.
Mack told NBC about being tormented because of his race by students at the predominately white Analy High School. The incidents occurred over a two-year period, according to reports. Mack also told NBC that coaches, teachers, and other school staff members did nothing after he complained about the constant race-related harassment.
“It just starts to wear you down,” Evan told NBC in his exclusive interview. “You don’t even have the will to fight against it anymore,” he continued.
Students called Evan the n-word and even made threats of violence against the high school football player. The school district has refused to dispatch a spokesperson to media outlets for the purpose of conducting an interview about this ongoing case.
However, an official from the West Sonoma County Union High School District released a statement acknowledging the case. It partially reads as follows:
“The agreement provides for education and training for students and staff which will help promote a learning environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and support our goal of enabling all students to reach their full potential.”
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights found that the West Sonoma County Union High School District did indeed violate its own policies regarding racial discrimination. The district has now entered into a compliance agreement with the federal government in order to prevent future racially-charged incidents at its schools.