A white middle school student from Connecticut was recently kicked out of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. after spitting on a black visitor.
The student and his class from Shelton Intermediate School in Connecticut were promptly ejected on Friday, Buzzfeed reports.
And now the school’s principal, who was on the trip, is saying the student’s actions were stupid, not racist.
Greg Johnson, president of the Ansonia Valley NAACP, told the Hartford Courant that the location of the incident was racist in itself.
“He didn’t spit on anyone at the Washington Monument or the Lincoln Memorial,” Johnson said. “It’s an embarrassment not only to Shelton, but to Connecticut.”