A student who was part of a school group accused of taunting an elderly Native American veteran claimed he approached the students for a 'publicity stunt'
Covington Catholic School attend the March for Life rally every year and that because they are all male, they like to get 'hyped up', the student said
In a letter the student said it was veteran Nathan Philips who approached them and 'has a history of claiming racial harassment'
He said the group did not partake in any physical or verbal abuse and did not chant 'build the wall' at the 64-year-old Omaha native
He posted a video of Philips walking towards them and said it is unfair that his friend who came face-to-face with the veteran now faces expulsion from school
The student posted a number of videos of a group of protesters shouting obscenities and racist abuse at one of the school's black students