An Illinois high school student has caused controversy online after a tweet of her reaction to a grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown went viral.
“I don't feel sorry for black people. If you hate us so much GO BACH (sic) TO AFRICA. we should never bought you,” she wrote, according to the Daily Mail.
The student’s Twitter account was private Tuesday morning, but it has been made public as of Wednesday morning.
She has been heavily criticized, with people calling her ignorant and pointing out that America was already inhabited by Indians before Europeans arrived.
According to BuzzFeed, the girl did not initially delete her tweet and at one point said she only regretted that it had a typo.
The girl’s remarks have caused a flood of angry replies from Twitter users, who started sharing her information online.
Some users urged people to call Oakwood High School so the student could be expelled.
The school was then forced to issue a statement on Facebook, saying:
Oakwood High School Principal Tim Lee said Tuesday the high school was not on lock down and no threats had been received, Commercial-News reports. But adds that police was stationed at the school “all day long” as a precautionary measure.
It is unclear if the student will be punished for her “go back to Africa” tweet.