Dec 122017

The latest in the Keaton Jones saga.

In case you missed it, A-listers rushed to social media to defend the Tennessee student, who broke everyone’s hearts over the weekend when he detailed the bullying he faced at school in a viral video. There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the young middle schooler and his momma, Kimberly, as allegations of racism have overshadowed their empowering anti-bullying plea. Oof.

Related: The Latest On Keaton Jones’ Mom’s Backlash

The principal of Keaton’s middle school, Gregory Clay, has now responded to the attention his school is receiving saying bullying isn’t as “rampant as the video would have you believe.”

He went on to say the incident happened prior to Friday, and the situation was handled internally:

“I can’t tell you what was done, but I can tell you action was taken with the children.”

Clay concluded by reassuring everyone that Keaton is in good hands at the school:

“We all sympathize with Keaton and we’re doing everything we can to make sure it never happens again. Everybody saw the video and it was horrible. We don’t want anyone to feel like that. Keaton’s a good kid. We’ll take care of him.”

Hopefully faculty will get more involved to stop bullying before it happens.

[Image via Facebook.]

Keaton Jones' School Principal Speaks Out About Viral Bullying Video
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Dec 122017

Keaton Jones' Mom Speaks to Confederate Flag Posts on Facebook

Keaton Jones and his mom Kim are speaking out about the viral video that put the spotlight on their family after he was bullied at school.

Now, the family is explaining why they made the viral video on Facebook, and explaining the Confederate Flag Facebook posts that were unearthed later on social media.

“[Keaton] became more and more agitated and didn’t want to go back to school,” Kim said. “I knew that it could be great and I knew that it could be awful, and it has been.”

“The only two photos — the only two photos on my entire planet that I am anywhere near a Confederate flag. It was ironic. It was funny,” Kim said about the photos in question.

Keaton revealed it was his idea to make the video. “I had enough of it. They had said that someone was going to beat me up in lunch so I texted my mom and I said, ‘What do I do here?’” the 11-year-old said.

“It made me feel like I had accomplished something real. Something that could actually change the world,” Keaton said of the response to the video.

Keaton Jones' Mom Speaks to Confederate Flag Posts on Facebook
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