NH teens accused of carving racially motivated messages in bathroom, targeting Black student

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Two 17-year-olds in New Hampshire are accused of carving race-motivated messages inside a high school bathroom that identified and violated the civil rights of a Black student, the state attorney general’s office said Tuesday.

The civil complaints allege that on April 20, the teens carved the messages at John Stark Regional High School in Weare.

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One of the teens is accused of writing, “Blacks stand no chance,” and, “KKK.” The other teen is accused of drawing swastikas, as well as carving a threatening message that incorporated the Black student’s name next to a racial slur, the attorney general’s office said in a news release. The civil complaints allege that the damage was motivated by the student’s race.

NH teens accused of violating a black student's civil rights face a maximum penalty of a $5,000 fine.

NH teens accused of violating a black student’s civil rights face a maximum penalty of a $5,000 fine.

A civil rights violation allows for a maximum penalty of $5,000.

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