Gang protocol takes precedent over an otherwise simple classroom interaction.
While in class, an alleged gang member can be seen addressing another student writing on the board. In the video clip, which you can see above, he approaches the classmate and asks, “What is that?” Another student can be heard in the background saying “Why is it in blue? He tells his classmate, “Erase all of that,” and begins to erase the blue markings on the board. The alleged gang member walks away and tells him to “Do it correctly.”
The student writing on the board puts down the blue marker down and writes in black instead. The alleged gang member responds by throwing up a sign and says, “Su-Wu,” a reference commonly used by the Bloods.
The video is disturbing, and the alleged member of the Bloods gang interferes with another student’s learning before simmering down. The classmate in question was clearly fearful for his life, and school is suppose to be a safe haven, not a place to be fearful or intimidated.
-Victoria B. (@unabashedlytori)