This story is WILD! The FBI had to get involved this past week after a young football player from Ohio’s family began receiving threats from Bryan Shane Wolfe, 44.
The Cleveland Division of the FBI – Painesville Resident Agency, and the United States Attorneys Office – Northern District of Ohio, announce the arrest of Bryan Shane Wolfe, age 44, of Mansfield, Ohio, charged with Interstate Threatening Communications.
A student athlete’s mother Jessica Malinkey received a threat on September 13, 2020, that sparked an investigation to a Facebook User. The account named shane.wolfe.7758 was an account owned by the 44-year-old racist Wolfe.
Wolfe would end up sending a photo of Jessica’s mixed children with a text saying
“And it is why you and your n***** will swing from knots….you’re bleeding watching it all.”
This all happened because Jessica’s son Izaiah Harris is a football player at Edgewood High School. Her son and some of his teammates kneeled in a game during the National Anthem. The next week because it was 9-11 the boys did not kneel instead they locked arms. The school’s superintendent actually released a statement on the players kneeling the week before.
At last week’s football game against Perry some of our Buckeye student athletes chose to take a knee during the national anthem to express their views. Since that time, we have heard from community members who wholeheartedly support these students in their decision to kneel, and from other community members who are vehemently opposed to the decision. We understand there are very strong beliefs on both sides of this issue, both in our community, but also nationwide. As a public school district, it is not our role to pick a side, but rather focus on our responsibility to support all students.
While it has been a tradition at football games for student athletes and spectators to stand in honor of the national anthem, we must also protect the constitutional rights of students and the freedom to peacefully express themselves and not participate in that tradition.
While not all people share these students’ point of view, as a school district we support all our students – whatever their views – who are seeking to express themselves constructively and responsibly. We remain keenly aware of our role to help all students navigate these difficult conversations through civil discourse that can often be challenging for us all, and we are proud of all our students who are learning these important lessons.
With tonight’s football game approaching, we want to remind our community that as a district, we are far stronger when we show our students that people can hold different beliefs but, at the end of the day, still care for each other and unite around common goals. And tonight, our common goal is to support the football team and cheer them on to honor the hard work and dedication of the entire team! We are thrilled to have our team back on the field tonight!
After posting such a good post, some comments were really bad. Jessica alerted her son to just lock arms on the week of September 11th, and her child Izaiah complied. Then they received this message from Bryan Shane Wolfe. Jessica reported it to the local law enforcement who passed it along to the FBI.
On Friday, Wolfe was arrested en route to work.
Wolfe will have his day in court to see what the Judge thinks. His Judge is William Baughman, and we will see what happens moving forward. I doubt he changes, but I bet he regrets sending a message to that young lady about her son. I hope he is charged.
Izaiah, keep doing what you feel is right brother. Do not let the enemy stop you from doing what you feel is right.