Nicholas Sandmann Bio, Wiki, Age, Parents, Full Statement, Covington Catholic High School Student
Nicholas Sandmann Bio -Wiki
This is what you need to know about Nicholas Sandmann, an American senior student at Covington Catholic High School. Nicholas came to the attention of many in January 2019, after a video of him and Nathan Phillips, a Native American veteran went viral on social media.
Nicholas publicly stated that the video footage strongly contradicts veteran Nathan Phillips’ claim that Covington Catholic High School boys harassed him.
Nicholas Sandmann Age
Nicholas is Under 18 years.
Nicholas Sandmann Parents
Sandmann’s parents are Julie Sandmann (mother) and Ted Sandmann (Father).
Nicholas Sandmann Ethnicity
Nicholas Sandmann Statement
Sandmann is the white teenager from the Kentucky Catholic school wearing a Make America Great Again who is seen taunting a Native American elder, Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips, while he was surrounded by laughing and jeering classmates. Many of his classmates were also wearing pro-Trump MAGA gear.
Nicholas Sandmann released a statement about his involvement in the incident at the Lincoln Memorial Friday, Janaury18th, 2019. The teen had been named on social media beginning Saturday, January 20th but it was not until this just-released statement that his identity has been confirmed.
Nick Sandmann begins his statement by stating “I am the student who was confronted by the Native American protestor,”
In his statement, Sandmann continues that he and other Covington Catholic students encountered the Black Hebrew Israelites, which appeared in myriad videos to number three or four in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The group had been loudly shouting their rhetoric that included their denunciation of Native Americans there for the Indigenous Peoples’ Day March.
Sandmann further states that when he and other Covington students came upon the group that they shouted insults and “hateful things” including as can be heard on the video, “incest babies.”
Sandmann says a student asked the adults within the school group if they could sing their “fight song to counter the hateful things” that were being directed at them. As can be seen in the video, one boy, who had received permission, Sandmann said, began to disrobe and bag=ng his chest as the rest of the students began a chant. Sandmann is clear that the students would not have done it without adult permission.
Sandmann maintains that at no time did he or any Covington students chant “build the wall,” and claims that Nathan Phillips, whom he does not name rather refers to the man as “the protestor everyone saw in the video, “waded into the crowd” as the way was “parted” for him and “locked eyes” with Sandmann who says he remained motionless.
“I did not see anyone try to block his path. He locked eyes with me and approached me, coming within inches of my face. He played his drum the entire time he was in my face.
I never interacted with this protestor. I did not speak to him. I did not make any hand gestures or other aggressive moves. I was startled and confused as to why he had approached me. We had already been yelled at by another group of protestors, and when the second group approached, I was worried that a situation was getting out of control where adults were attempting to provoke teenagers.
I believed that by remaining motionless and calm, I was helping to diffuse the situation. I realized everyone had cameras and that perhaps a group of adults was trying to provoke a group of teenagers into a broader conflict. I said a silent prayer that the situation would not get out of hand.”
Sandmann goes on to say he’s being called a racist which he denies, says he’s received death threats, and had his family dragged into the situation. He says he’s a good and practicing Catholic who gets good grades.
“I have received physical and death threats via social media, as well as hateful insults. One person threatened to harm me at school, and one person claims to live in my neighborhood. My parents are receiving death and professional threats because of the social media mob that has formed over this issue.” You can read his Full Statement at the Bottom and the Full Video Clip of the incident.