BLACKS "BROWN POWER": Florida middle schoolers accused of racially motivated attack against white students

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Florida middle schoolers accused of racially motivated attack against white students​


Five middle school students were arrested Wednesday after allegedly beating up three white students in what police deemed a racially charged crime in Coconut Creek, Florida.
The five students from Lyons Middle School, three of whom were black and two white, according to the arrest report, are being charged with battery and evidence of prejudice while committing battery. The charged students allegedly "whipped, kicked, and hit" the three other students, a parent of one of the children told Local 10 News. The alleged perpetrators were 12-15 years old.

"We are disappointed to take law enforcement action in response to a racially-motivated crime by school-aged children within the City of Coconut Creek," Coconut Creek Police Chief Butch Arenal said in a statement. "This is an extremely rare occurrence in our community. But these are children, and as such, poor judgment can occur."

The alleged incident only lasted a few seconds — and just steps away from the police, the Local 10 News report said. The attackers allegedly shouted to the victims that they were "white" and said it was "opposite day." They also reportedly used the phrase "brown power." According to one of the victims, the bullies used a black cord to whip the children.

The victims were physically uninjured, though their parents said they are worried about their mental health. One parent told the station that the incident was part of a larger bullying problem at the school that is continuing to get worse.

Arenal said police are working with school officials to ensure the victims receive "appropriate services" and vowed to take actions to ensure the safety of all students. School officials said they were taking the incident seriously and agreed to work with law enforcement.
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Arheel's Uncle

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Bullying over race at Coconut Creek middle school gets 5 arrested, police say

Kids were targeted because of their race, according to parents

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Lyons Middle School students say they were attacked by classmates who yelled "you are white."
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Five middle school students have been arrested after an attack on classmates in Coconut Creek, according to police.
One of the victims said he was jumped and whipped and his parents are saying it is because of the color of his skin.
Outraged parents said that their children are scared to go back to school after Coconut Creek Police said a group of kids were targeted because of their race.
“They were whipping them, kicking them, hitting them,” Frank Foster, a parent of one of the victims, told Local 10 News.
It happened Wednesday morning just outside of the school. According to arrest forms, 3 kids were approached by their classmates who yelled at them, “You are white.”
One began attacking the boys and another joined in as the kids yelled, “It’s Opposite Day! and Brown Power!”
The fighting lasted for a few seconds. One of the victims claimed that the group used a black USB phone charger and began whipping him with it.

Five middle school students have been arrested after an attack on classmates in Coconut Creek, according to police.
The incident happened just steps away from the police. All 5 were arrested and charged with battery. While the alleged victims are physically fine, it’s the mental and emotional toll that worries parents.
Foster said the middle schooler who did report the incident received text messages later in the day. “People at school are calling him a snitch for reporting it and doing the right thing.”
Foster said his son is “scared and nervous” to go back to school because some of the kids are in the same class.
Parents said the incident is part of a bigger bullying problem on campus and that it continues to get worse.
“I’m frustrated with the school that they are not making the effort to stop it and keep them safe,” Foster said.
There is also a concern among parents that there might have been other kids involved who were not caught.
Officials at Lyons Middle School said they are taking the incident seriously and they are working closely with law enforcement.
Coconut Creek Police Chief Butch Arenal released this statement:
“We are disappointed to take law enforcement action in response to a racially-motivated crime by school-aged children within the City of Coconut Creek. This is an extremely rare occurrence in our community. But these are children, and as such, poor judgment can occur. As always, we will work closely with our school officials to see that the suspects are appropriately dealt with, the victims receive appropriate services, and that the incident doesn’t manifest into further conflict. Finally, we will take appropriate action to ensure that all of our kids are safe before, during, and after school throughout Coconut Creek.”
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