Protest at Menlo-Atherton High School attracts Bay Area TV news crews
Yesterday’s protest by Menlo-Atherton High School students and teachers attracted Bay Area TV news crews to report what was taking place — and the actions that led up to it.
Earlier in the day Atherton Police Chief Steven D McCulley issued a statement.
Photo grab courtesy of NBC Bay Area News
Becca H May 04, 2023 at 8:16 pm
I understand the naïveté of students because they are children but I’m disgusted that teachers participated in this ridiculous protest.
A student assaulted a school staff member, pushed and spit on them and used homophonic profanities. The incident was violent enough that numerous 911 calls were received by police. Not just one call but multiple calls!
Police came to the school and the boy refused to cooperate, was disrespectful
and tried to walk away. They grabbed him and he fell to the ground and was handcuffed. This is normal police protocol.
Don’t wanna get handcuffed on the ground? Don’t resist!!
What are these protesters protesting? Should the cops have not responded to the multiple 911 calls? Should they have let the boy walk away? Why? Because he’s black?
Would they be protesting if the kid was white or Asian or Hispanic?
This coddling of law breakers and vilifying of police officers is destroying our society. We should be teaching personal accountability instead of complaining and “protesting“ when it’s so apparent that the kid was in the wrong and the police were just doing their job.
Pretty soon Atherton and Menlo Park will be just like Oakland and San Francisco where they have massive police shortages and don’t enforce laws and the quality of life is miserable for all of the good people who do follow the law.
Cesar Agustin May 05, 2023 at 7:06 pm
I’m guessing that you are not a person of color because your responses reek of someone that is tired of hearing about critical race theory and the trauma it has caused to those communities.
Do you think that this would’ve escalated to this point if it was a white kid? Would we have a march of Karens down Santa Cruz Ave?
I’m of this community, I’m a person of color, and I’m tired. I’m tired of people of privilege being offended that they have to now own up to the mistakes to society caused by their white skin. I work in a non-profit supporting communities of color and disconnection. They have to live this danger on a daily basis ONLY because of the color of their skin. I’ve done the work to understand and empathize with the community. Have you? If not, I encourage you to do so.