An Arkansas woman was arrested after holding a group of Black teens at gunpoint when they were only trying to fundraise for their high school football team.
Jerri Kelly, who is White, called 911 on August 7 to report that the teens looked “suspicious.” When police arrived at the location in Wynne, Kelly had the boys on the ground at gunpoint, according to Memphis TV station WMC. The responding officer said the four boys were selling discount cards, and two of them had on football jerseys.
Neighbors in the area noted that it’s not unusual to see students from the Wynne School District doing various school fund-raisers, but now, the school is considering ending door-to-door fund-raising activities.
On Monday, Kelly was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a minor. She was subsequently released on $10,000 bond.