Like many others, Javier Miguel DeHoyos, 14, a freshman at Pius XI Catholic High School in Milwaukee, saw the video on Facebook of high school students from a Kentucky Catholic school mocking and attempting to intimidate a Native American Vietnam War veteran. DeHoyos, who is Native American, said the actions by the teens in the video left him sad and disappointed, and that his school teaches students to be kind to one another.
About Edgar Mendez
Edgar is a senior staff reporter for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Mendez is a proud graduate of UW-Milwaukee, where he double majored in Journalism and Sociology, and of Marquette University, where he earned a master’s degree in Communication. As an accomplished journalist, Edgar’s awards include a 2018 Regional Edward R. Murrow award, several press club awards and a Society of Professional Journalists’ regional award for columns dealing with issues such as poverty, homelessness and racism.