Middle schoolers face charges for alleged racial taunts | VailDaily.com

Middle schoolers face charges for alleged racial taunts

Date: 03/14/2008 12:34 AM

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2 students issued summonses for alleged racial taunts

MONUMENT, Colorado – Two middle school students who allegedly called a mixed-race student derogatory names and taunted him while wearing a hood face criminal charges.

The 12-year-old victim of the alleged taunting also faces a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly putting one of his taunters in a headlock.

The two students accused of taunting face misdemeanor harassment charges. One of the boys said the hood, torn from a hooded sweatshirt, looked like a Ku Klux Klan hood and they put it on to joke with the boy. The victim of the taunting said the boys called him the N-word and followed him to a classroom when he tried walking away.

The incident happened March 6 during a free study period at Creekside Middle School.

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