He is fourteen years old. He was a passenger in the car. Who was driving? It is likely that he is reflecting the culture of his home and community. Is anyone looking into that, or is he being treated as if he were a space alien set down in the midst of an earth family, with which he has nothing to do?
“‘Slaughter the Christians’: Teen charged after Sydney Maronite College targeted by IS threats,” by Ashlee Mullany, The Daily Telegraph, September 24, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):
A TEENAGE boy who screamed threats to ‘slaughter the Christians’ outside a school in Sydney’s west has been charged with intimidation and offensive conduct.
Police allege the 14-year-old boy from Wentworthville was sitting in the passenger seat of a car when he yelled the abusive comments while waving a flag outside Maronite College of the Holy Family in Harris Park last Tuesday.
Onlookers were left shaken and terrified after a nun told police the boy was waving a flag that resembled the IS flag and had threatened to “slaughter the Christians.”
College spokesman Joseph Wakim said at the time the school community was shocked but stressed no students were around when the threats were made and the incident was an isolated one.
Police later visited the school to speak to students and review CCTV footage of the incident.
Yesterday, police from the Rosehill local area command arrested the 14-year-old boy and charged him with intimidating a school staff member and offensive conduct.
“Just before 4pm on Tuesday, a small red car, with two male occupants, drove past a school on Alice Street at Harris Park,” a police statement read.
“It’s alleged a 14-year-old boy sitting in the front passenger’s seat, yelled abuse out of the window while holding a flag.”
The boy will face court on October 13.