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A Wake Forest High School student was suspended for ten days after getting into a fight at school but is now speaking out about the fight, claiming that racial remarks were the reason behind the altercation in the first place.

The North Carolina student claims that he had been the target of racial remarks for months and finally lost his temper after the other student threatened violence against him. That, he says, is what led to the fight that was captured on video and went viral in which both he and the other student can be seen fighting, and he can be seen pulling the other student down multiple times.

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His mother said that she is now worried that her son will not be able to have the better life that she moved to Wake Forest to find.

“How am I going to send my son back to Wake Forest is what I want to know…because I’m sending him back to the shooting range is what I’m doing. So I’m totally clueless I don’t know what to do,” she said.

Wake County Public School System officials are still investigating the incident to determine what led up to the fight caught on camera.

Students at the school have now rallied around the black student and are calling for the administration to end his suspension.