JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating an alleged bias attack against a Jersey City high school junior.
Micah Onditi, 16, received a slew of racist text messages warning him to drop out of the race for student council president at St. Peter’s Preparatory School because he is black, police said.
Sources confirmed the popular student-athlete was sent four text messages, CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown reported Friday.
“There are people in the world who are racist. There’s many racist people and for them to want to hurt people, that’s wrong. That’s hurtful. And it does hurt. It does hurt to be the victim. And the writer of this, I don’t know how he sleeps at night,” Onditi told CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider on Friday night.