A Milwaukee cheerleader was pushed into a door framework and received racial hurls from a white male after a basketball game. The 16-year-old said she is recovering after her ordeal.
The basketball game was between Jamelia Williams’ school, Milwaukee School of Languages and Pius High School, CBS 58 reports.
The Brown Deer police were called to the gymnasium a little after 8.30 because heated arguments had ensued after the case.
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Williams’ mom, Kehana Williams who was also at the game said she saw students rushing to the gym and she also followed to go in search of her children.
“I run into Jameila and she was like, mom, that man — and she was hyperventilating, her face is extremely red, her hair is all over the place,” Kehana said.
She stated her daughter was attacked by an older white man perceived to be a Pius fan who pushed Jamelia into the door frame and repeatedly called her the N-word without any provocation.
“Called her the b-word, a loser, the n-word, and he just kept repeatedly calling her the n-word,” Williams said.
Malik Williams stepped in the moment the confrontation happened and he said his sister was crying and pointing at the man “screaming why would you do that to me? I’m a 16-year-old!”
He was angered by the situation.
“I got so mad, but my friends ended up chasing him into the gym,” said Williams.
Records from a Brown Deer police call log reveals a 55-year-old Greenfield man was apprehended for disorderly conduct.
Nonetheless, Milwaukee Public Schools in a statement acknowledged what had happened in a statement.
“MPS does not condone the use of racial slurs or derogatory language. We encourage our student athletes and families to show good sportsmanship.
“Pius High School in Milwaukee says they’re cooperating with Brown Deer police, and rumors have no credibility because the investigation is ongoing.
“We remain wholly committed to our Pius XI family, to positive sportsmanship, to living our Catholic values and to the safety and security of our students and families,” the statement said.
Williams was not pleased with the disorderly conduct charge.
“Garbage to me, because that was assault, not disorderly conduct,” Kehana said.
“I don’t think that’s fair to her — my sister, ” Malik added. “Because he shouldn’t have put his hands on a 16-year-old.”
The man’s identity is being withheld by Brown Deer police because the case is still an ongoing investigation.