Two white girls aged 10 and 11 are charged in an attack on a 10-year-old African-American girl on a school bus in New York State, convicted by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The alleged attack occurred on September 10 in the village governor, about 100 miles north of Syracuse.
White girls are being prosecuted for harassment and assault in a juvenile court, the New York Times reported. A 28-year-old bus monitor, also white, has been accused of having endangered the well-being of a child through non-intervention.
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Gov. police and school officials were not able to be reached immediately on Thursday for comment.
Cuomo said he has headed the Department of Human Rights of the State of New York to investigate.
"In New York, any kind of violence against others because of their race or religion is not only offensive and repugnant to our values, but also illegal," added the governor. "We will never allow hate to win – we will defeat it and continue to use every tool available to us to ensure that all our children are protected from hatred."
Associated Press contributed.