Why Were Six Native American High Schoolers Searched And Detained At The University Of Wyoming?
On September 26, six Native American high schoolers from the Wind River Reservation were visiting UW with 600 other prospective students for a weekend event called ‘Campus Pass.’ They planned to tour campus and watch a Cowboy football game.
“We got there in the morning, and we had some free time to go walk around and check things out, so we went to the campus bookstore,” says Kaleb Groesbeck.
Groesbeck, his classmates and their chaperones all wore matching white t-shirts with “Saint Stephens Indian High School” printed on them in red. While the kids split up and browsed the store, another visitor told employees she saw someone in a St. Stephens shirt stealing merchandise.