Two New Jersey teenagers who racially abused and urinated on black middle school students during football game arrested
The shocking incident took place during a football game between Lawrenceville High School and Steinert High School in Mercer County, NJ, on October 18
MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY: Two New Jersey teenagers have been arrested and charged after police said they hurled racial slurs at a group of black middle school students and even urinated on them.
The shocking incident is said to have taken place during a football game between Lawrenceville High School and Steinert High School this past Friday, October 18, according to Fox29, and soon escalated from just a verbal confrontation to a physical one.
One of the two teens reportedly exposed himself and urinated on one of the younger middle schoolers as he screamed "n****" and other abuse at her.
Darren Freedom Green, who spoke on behalf of one of the victims' families, said the kids tried to tell adults, including police officers, who were at the game about the racial abuse being hurled at them but that no action was taken. Instead, they were asked to move to the other side of the field.
"These young beautiful queens went and told the law enforcement officers what was occurring and they did nothing they need to be held accountable for that," he said. "What were you waiting on? A fight to escalate?"
Lawrence Mayor Christopher Bobbitt said he was "deeply disturbed" by the incident and had notified the Chief of Police, the Township Manager, and the School Board liaison to Township Council about the matter.
"As I have said publicly before, hate has no home in Lawrence Township," he wrote. "As someone that has felt its sting, I know that bigotry exists and sadly will continue to exist but that doesn’t mean that I give up. Instead, I look to find allies that will help me fight the cancer of bigotry."
The Lawrence Township Public Schools announced they were working with the police department and wrote, "We take these incidents seriously and we will continue to investigate until all of the facts are uncovered."
The district said it was working to gather all the facts and information and "will immediately take an appropriate course of action and work to support our students" once that process was complete.
The two teens, both 17 and of Indian descent, have so far been charged with Harassment, Bias Intimidation, and Lewdness, and were in the custody of the Lawrence Police Department.
Anyone with additional information on the incident advised to contact Detective Dan Gladney or LT Joseph Lech of the Lawrence Police Department at 609-896-1111.