The teen was officially charged on December 20, but he was withheld by police because he is underage, but will appear in family court soon. He was later suspended by the school district.
“I think that charging him was the proper thing to do,” said the student’s father. “The act was a thoughtless act. I’m not wishing nothing on him other than that he be accountable for his actions. I’m not that heinous or malicious or vicious. But I do want him to learn his lesson.”
The student has previously told his parents about an incident in which a student told him to “pick cotton for me”.
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