BREAKING NEWS – Lakeville, Minnesota – A 9-year-old student took a school board to task over its apparent 180 on a policy barring teachers from displaying Black Lives Matter posters.
The viral video, making the rounds online this week, shows the girl speaking before a Lakeville Area School Board meeting on June 8.
The student, who only identified herself as “Novalee,” said she saw posters of Black Lives Matter and Amanda Gorman on her teacher’s wall at Lakeville Elementary School. The presence of these posters, she said, contradicted what the school board said at a prior meeting: “no politics in school.”
The student said she informed her principal about the Black Lives Matter poster. She said she requested it be taken down but the principal refused.
When she cited a school board policy prohibiting Black Lives Matter posters in the district’s schools, the principal allegedly told her that the school board members were the ones who made the posters.
The Lakeville School District responded in writing to “Novalee”, by saying in part, “Even though we understand Novalee’s concerns, she’s too young to understand the emotions of black people. And when she becomes and adult, she’ll be just as afraid of them as we are.”