From EAG News:
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Ridwaan Mohamud allegedly punched his teacher in the face because the teen is a Somali, and a homosexual joke days earlier made him really angry.
The Southwest High School 17-year-old is back in school after his arraignment on charges of substantial battery and disorderly conduct stemming from a Dec. 21 incident in which he allegedly decked his teacher in the face, breaking two facial bones, WBAY reports.
The Friday before, the teacher counseled Mohamud about being bullied at school and told the student “I would date you” as a joking way to assure the teen he wasn’t ugly, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Mohamud was apparently offended by the comment and spoke with the school principal, Jeff Vanlannen, the same day. Vanlannen allegedly told Mohamud the teacher wasn’t coming on to him, but it apparently wasn’t enough.
“Mohamud’s family tells Action 2 News as a man with Somalian background, the interpreted homosexual comment is extremely offensive,” WBAY reports.
“Mohamud’s mother told school authorities and police that she had tried to talk Mohamud out of being angry over the weekend, the complaint says. Mohamud entered the teacher’s first-hour class Monday, called out his name, then approached and punched him in the face, the complaint says,” according to the Press-Gazette.
“Witnesses who intervened said the teacher made no effort to defend himself, the complaint says.”
Mohamud was charged with the two felonies as an adult in Brown County Circuit Court and faces up to 3 ½ years in prison,…