In the wake of a rape at Rockville High School in Maryland last week, Montgomery County Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith is accusing parents of "racism and xenophobia."
Two young men - at least one of whom is in the U.S. illegally - are accused of raping and sodomizing a 14-year-old girl in a school bathroom.
Tucker Carlson reported tonight about a series of troubling emails sent by Smith to parents in his district following what Smith has called "the incident."
He cited one Smith email, sent Thursday, that says some parents' reactions have "crossed the line."
Smith wrote that "racist, xenophobic calls and emails" will not be tolerated and will be reported to the police.
"While I know this tragic incident has become part of a national political debate, I want to remind community members that the lives of real students have been forever affected," Smith wrote. "While many have chosen to engage civilly in the conversation, far too many have crossed the line with racist, xenophobic calls and emails. MCPS is working with law enforcement to identify those who are making threats toward our students and schools. This behavior will not be tolerated in our community."
Carlson pointed out that Smith speaks out much more strongly about xenophobia than he does about the sexual assault of a minor.
"To Dr. Jack R. Smith, the worst crime imaginable is not sexual violence against a child, but naughty language he considers 'intolerant,'" Tucker said.
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