A high school student journalist who criticized the Black Lives Matter movement in his school paper has been forced to finish his senior year by homeschooling due to threats.
FOX News reports:
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Lesson in hate for high schooler who criticized Black Lives Matter
A Philadelphia high school journalist who took on Black Lives Matter in a column for the school paper, only to be driven into home-schooling, says his torment didn’t end when he withdrew.
It was just before Christmas break when 17-year-old University of Pennsylvania-bound Michael Moroz wrote an opinion piece for the Central High school paper, the Centralizer.
In it, he criticized the racially charged University of Missouri protests at the time and suggested that Michael Brown, the black teenager killed in 2014 by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was “a delinquent” who was “at worst, justifiably killed, and at best, a thug.”
When the column hit the paper’s Facebook page, threats poured in. Moroz said he was forced to stay home initially, and when he returned, threats and harassment prompted him to withdraw and finish his senior year on home study.
“When everything started to happen, I was surprised,” Moroz told FoxNews.com. “Whenever we posted an op-ed, we never got a reaction like I did with this one. In retrospect, I was naive to think that this would have been the same. Now, it’s more disappointing than anything.”
Moroz said the harassment has continued on social media since he has entered independent study and claims even his former teachers and staff at Central have taken part.
Threats? But the media tells us this is a peaceful movement.
If staffers at his school have harassed him, he ought to hire himself a good lawyer and sue.