Adeline later recalled, “I sure must have cried all the way back,” Adeline continued.
The caption reads: “I’m punishing him.” The message that followed was just as graphic.I wanted to stay with my mother.“Grandpa promised me,” Adeline related, “that I never would be whipped and that no one ever would run over me in general dealings. Grant defeated the secessionist Missouri State Guard in the Battle of Fredericktown, consolidating Union control of southeastern Missouri.He always kept his promise.”Adeline lived in a sea of Hoffman children, 13 in all. The Hoffman farm was located near Fredericktown, the county seat of Madison County.“The language and imagery used in these racially charged texts is intolerable and counter to the character and ethics we expect of our student body,” Avants said in a district statement.In a second screenshot of the Snapchat conversation, the users appear to discuss the size and strength of black Americans. Avants said the district viewed the language used on social media as “intolerable,” and that “the fullest extent of disciplinary consequences available to us will be taken.” On Monday, Avants said, district schools will have additional staff on hand to facilitate meetings with student groups affected by the messages.