Two young white girls in New York State were charged – one for hate crimes – after allegedly attacking a black classmate on a school bus and exposing racist taunts, police said.
According to the investigators, students aged 10 years and 11 of the governor's Central School District reportedly beat the 10-year-old girl on 10 September. The mother of the attacked child told the police she was "physically attacked" and "exposed to racist language in the school bus."
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Authorities said the black kid had been punched in the eye, stripped of hair and a bruise suffered at the knee.
Two middle school students were identified as guilty of the attack, the governor's police department said in a Fox News press release. The girls were each accused of a number of second-degree harassment and the 1
Lauren French, director of governor schools, told WWNY-TV that the attack "is likely to be the most devastating job since I started with the governor in 1984."
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"How do we get better at it? How do we treat everyone better? ", She said. "I am firmly convinced that we are better than that, and we must take a stand."