On that day, a reporter for The Washington Times, Susan Ferrechio
, went to the Garvey school for a story on its progress.While waiting for Anigbo, Ferrechio
briefly interviewed a student.
A school secretary demanded that Ferrechio
resisted.A group that included the secretary and seven to eight students attacked Ferrechio
, pushing and pulling at her
.The assailants hit and kicked the reporter repeatedly.The principal grabbed the notepad and, with the rest of the mob, began pushing Ferrechio
out of the school.They yelled racial taunts at her
, including warnings to get her
white ass out of this school. At the door, the mob picked Ferrechio
up and pushed her
Within two hours, Ferrechio
returned to the school with two police officers, a black Times reporter named Barrington Salmon, and a white Times photographer named Cliff Owen.
and Owen were subjected to racial taunts.
This account is based on the assertions of Ferrechio
, Owen, Salmon, and the police officers, as reported in The Washington Times and elsewhere.