The Bigots of Covington Catholic High School

Yes, the words are harsh. Using bigots to describe high school students doesn’t feel good, but that word is not as awful as watching young men crowding around and harassing a Native American man who was doing nothing more than inserting himself into a potential escalation of tempers between the kids and a group of Black Hebrew Israelites.

The elder being harassed by Covington Catholic High School students is Nathan Phillips, a Vietnam Vet and a keeper of a sacred pipe who holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans in the Arlington National Cemetery. This man is a hero. There was absolutely no reason for these kids to behave the way they did. None. He fought for his country long before these little shits were a twinkle in their daddy’s eyes. What happened to teaching kids to respect their elders?

The behavior of these young boys is disgusting and reprehensible. The fact that they were donning their MAGA attire just makes the video that much more obscene. The boys were being harassed by a group of men when Nathan Philips turned his attention towards the boy as an act of peace and healing. He stepped into the situation hoping to deescalate. It was then that the boys surrounded him and some began chanting “Build that wall”. The audacity! The utter disrespect for an elder and the absolute repugnance of young men to behave like this while they were to be representing their Catholic school. But, this isn’t the first time that Covington Catholic High School has been in the news.

Jake Walter a former Covington Catholic High School basketball standout who once had a scholarship offer from Xavier University was recently arrested and charged with rape and sodomy. Allegedly he had been accused of rape several times in the past and his high school covered for him. Of note, Jake’s father is former Bengals player Joe Walter. It was also alleged that even though he had been charged as a juvenile for a sex crime, he was allowed to walk in his graduation ceremony.

Two other former students from CCHS stated that they were horribly bullied. One for coming out as gay and the other because he didn’t run with the cool kids clique. There have been others who are speaking out about the bullying culture at the school.

And then there was this:

https://twitter.com/KatieBuecker/status/1086711782037688321

This isn’t an isolated incident for this school. It appears as though there is a culture of racism, privilege and bigotry. No one was disciplined over the blackface incident. In fact, there are photos that go back to 2015 of students in blackface. Jake Walter was allegedly accused of multiple sexual assaults and nothing was ever done. He played basketball. You know…because tossing a ball is far more important than holding athletes responsible. These boys weren’t born with hate in their hearts. They weren’t born with prejudice. This is behavior that is learned at home and behavior that the school has obviously been overlooking – i.e. the blackface incident and harassment/bullying of other students. They are given a pass because of their privilege. When a bunch of white kids are chanting to an indigenous man “build the wall”, it is obvious that their idea of a wall isn’t about border security at all, but a monument to white supremacy. Where did they learn this from? Hmmm…. Trump often calls a Elizabeth Warren who claimed to have some Native American ancestry “Pocohontas”. I hate to get all political, but Trump is normalizing the intimidation of minority groups with his rhetoric and insults. They aren’t old enough to vote, yet have MAGA hats on which does nothing more than bring negative attention. They have shitty parents who didn’t teach them about respect or how their behavior could affect them for life. Their behavior towards Nathan Phillips is repugnant and they should all be punished.

The boy who was standing in the face of Nathan Phillips is a junior at CCHS. His mother is JulieWeis Sandmann. Not only should these boys apologize, but their parents need to make public statements about how their little ones turned into such shit weasels. Covington Catholic School has a responsibility to their community to address this and hold these young men responsible for their actions. Currently they are doing a piss poor job of bringing up decent young men.

Edit: This is an email allegedly from Julie Sandmann regarding her son’s behavior. As you can see, she immediately tosses “fake news”. No, ma’am…there was nothing fake about your disrespectful son and his friends taunting a Vietnam veteran. The apple surely does not fall far from the tree.


“Shame on you! Were you there? Did you hear the names the people where calling these boys? It was shameful. Did you witness the black Muslims yelling profanities and video taping trying to get something to futher (sic) your narrative of hatred?? Did you know that this “man” came up to this one boy and drummed in his face? Shame on you. Only reporting what you want. More fake news.”

When this reporter thanked her for the correspondence and explained that it would be reported on as part of the story, she demanded the emails be deleted.

“Delete my email. I want nothing to do with helping perpetuating (sic) your hate. I do not want to be a part of your story. You are ruining a boys life for fake news. Hate spreads like wildfire. I pray for you.”

Edited to add this father’s child experienced harassment while at the school.

This tweet was deleted. It’s obviously a lie.

These kids are just gross. Their behavior is gross.

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22 Comments

  1. Go

    That piece of shit political activist crossed over to the students and started shit. His friend was throwing racial slurs at the students who just stood there waiting for the bus 1 hour prior. Wishing harm to some kids who did nothing wrong? They did not even chanted anything political. You piece of shit.

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    1. prinnie (Post author)

      Wrong. Maybe next time you come over to comment you’ll communicate better. CovCath are lacking in so many areas of teaching there apparently. I didn’t wish any harm on them. Those boys have single-handedly ruined their own character and reputation by and through their own disrespectful behavior.

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      1. Shane

        It’s seems you either haven’t been updated on the facts, or you chose to ignore them because of an agenda?

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        1. prinnie (Post author)

          It seems that I have watched all the videos and two wrongs don’t make a right. Those kids were disrespectful little shits. Their parents and their school are obviously part of the problem.

          And WTF – this is some Lord of the Flies bullshit right here.

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  2. Disgusted

    Regardless of what the 5 Black men said to the group of kids, that was no excuse to how they treated Nathan Phillips. Where were the adults responsible for this group of kids? Most school districts require one adult for every 10 students, so I would have hoped that there were enough adults to control their students appropriately. Apparently not.

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  3. Irish Cornaire

    I wrote this email to every single administrator in that school including the principle before they disable their website blocking out all their email addy’s.

    I am writing to ye because of the blatant hatred shown towards one of our indigenous elders in the march yesterday in DC from ye students,also Nathan Phillips happens to be a US Veteran,I am a mum to 3 Native American children and wot I saw was vile and beyond disrespectful to our ‘Indigenous 1st People,’ I am going to assume ye have no truthful teachings at ye school,I know when I was a child in Catholic school we were not taught the true history of our 1st people,the history books lie,the song our elder was singing was a blessing song in case ye were wondering but I am saying it is a safe bet ye dont care,I work for my school district which is diverse and the Native children in our school are treated with respect and honor,ye student’s have neither,also tis obvious ye students are supporters of the man in the Oval Office and it is saddening that they are being schooled by people who have such disrespect for our nation’s 1st People,all of ye need to be reminded that ye ancestors invaded this country as well as my Scottish and Irish ancestors did,the Leader in the White House has had a personal grudge against our 1st People for decade’s and it has rubbed off onto the euro’s here in this country,ye Diocese claims to be investigating the situation but knowing catholic’s are prone to cover ups and lying I dont expect ye students to be reprimanded in the least and they should be,they should be made to publicly apologise to Mr.Nathan Phillips for their vile display of disrespect,tis all I have to say.

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    1. E. McBride

      The principal of a school is your pal. One hopes a principal has principles.

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  4. John thomas

    Hope you get sued for defamation

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    1. prinnie (Post author)

      meh. Why is it always the white privileged males who scream defamation when they get caught publicly defaming their own character?

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      1. Sam

        Besides she been there. Done that…and won!💋💋

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      2. mike

        Love and support to you Ive read your comments. I agree with you from a White Male.

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        1. prinnie (Post author)

          Thanks. I guess I shouldn’t be shocked that the parents are turning this into a “they victimized muh baby” moment rather than having a discussion with their kids about respecting others. Or how their behavior reflects on their community, their families and their school. Not one of these parents – or kids for that matter – has discussed or apologized for showing their asses. Now they are all threatening to sue everyone for defamation. That’s privilege and it’s gross.

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    2. Al Junke

      http://bluegrasspreps.com/ky-boys-basketball/should-the-colonel-318088-page4.html

      Blackfaced kids just being racist kids, circa 2013

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  5. Sherry Z

    These scared White males. Going to hate rallies trying to tell women about what to do about their bodies. White men not taking responsibility for their actions. Rapists at CovCath, Racists at CovCath, Irresponsible behavior by everyone at CovCath and their parents. These young men will grow up to run America into the ground like their God Donald Trump is doing know. These scared White males cry about being treated badly. Well, welcome to the America of minorities and women. Start crying about White male bashing, suck it up butter cup. Life is about to get worse for you. If my (yes, White) son acted like this, he would get his ass beat. He has more respect for people than these privileged little pricks do. I hope they all get what they deserve. In this life or the next. Truth.

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    1. prinnie (Post author)

      WOW! This attorney then goes on to threaten people on Facebook!

      Brian Halloran Facebook

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  6. Marian Hennings

    The black men were harassing both the students and the Native marchers. They called the boys faggots and incest children and said they were going to hell. They told the Natives that they deserved to lose their lands because they were idolaters who worshiped eagles and buffalo. Understandably, the boys became angry, especially when the black men called a black student a nigger because he was with a group of white boys. Those black men deserved no sympathy. They were not victims. Although Nathan Phillips did not yell insults at anyone, some of the people with him did. One Native man told a boy he should “go the fuck back to Europe” when he had not done or said anything bad to anyone. Some of the boys seemed to be mocking Mr. Phillips, but others were not. Several of them weren’t sure what was going on. There should have been more adult supervision and some of the boys got rowdy, but the really hateful people here were the black men who were yelling hateful insults at everyone who wasn’t part of their little group.

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    1. prinnie (Post author)

      Two wrongs don’t make a right. We are talking about children who decided to act like adults and show their asses in public. Why didn’t chaperones step in or remove them from the situation? I’m not excusing the Hebrew Israelites or their language. It was wrong and it was offensive, but they had a right to be there whether their message was welcome or not. The issue here is the boys engaged and they were disrespectful to an older man who was trying to deescalate the situation through a healing ceremony that he has performed countless times before. Their parents did a piss poor job instilling respect for their elders. Not one of them did so. They instead mobbed up and acted like a bunch of entitled little brats.

      And this…Seriously? It’s like Lord of the Flies going down in front of Abe Lincoln. RESPECT for others, respect for their surroundings, and knowing how to behave.
      WTF is this shit?

      Those kids behaved like a roid raged mob. That’s shit parenting.

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    2. TGNM

      The issue at hand is the students from Covington NOT the Hebrew Israelites. As nasty as they were even they knew NOT to disrespect and mock that elder!

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  7. Rebekah

    I cant help but wonder if these boys realize that women hear the same bullshit while walking into planned parenthood . Clinics have been shut down over harassment from pro lifers. Its nice they can get a taste of what they dish out.

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  8. Sue Smith

    Why is the mom tagged but not the dad? Unless the dad is dead or out of the picture, why is it the mother’s sole responsibility to raise him to not be a tool/

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    1. prinnie (Post author)

      More shit posts from a father of these disrespectful brats.

      Brian Summe

      True comments Laura. I have posted this on all negative, half reported social media posts.
      Everyone has their opinion but let me position a question for this post since so many of you have such viral discontent.
      Have we now made it an offensive issue in society, to smile or “look smug”, while never saying a word or doing anything, in response to a random person, who willing walks up into a crowd of boys, minding their on business and invades an individual’s personal space and gets right into that person’s face, while chanting and playing a drum?
      Please explain to me who is the aggressor in that situation.
      Also note, there are other full videos, showing a group of aggressors following this man, with great intent and cameras, aggressively taunting and yelling at these boys.
      Perhaps you could say walk away. However, they were simply standing in an area, as instructed to exit the “March for Life” and return home. Who is at fault?
      I am so interested to hear comments, especially from those virtuous people, who with out knowing any facts, are tossing out hatred towards all these the boys, the high school, their parents, and the mystical “white privilege” crowd.

      womp womp

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