Posted on March 14, 2022

5 Florida Children Face Hate Crime Charges for Attacking White Students

Fox 13, March 11, 2022

Five South Florida middle schoolers are facing battery and hate crime charges after police say they attacked white students using racial taunts and slurs.

Coconut Creek police said four white children between 11 and 12 years old were assaulted Wednesday by their classmates, who yelled things like “it’s opposite day” and “brown power” while punching and kicking them.

According to police reports, the attacks happened at a community center where children gather before the first bell at Lyons Creek Middle School in Broward County.

Frank Foster, a father of one of the students who was attacked, told WSVN his son said they had been beaten with sticks and cable cords as well.

“He’s scared to go back to school around the same kids in the hallways,” Foster said. {snip}


The five children arrested are between 11 and 15 years old. Police reports list them as both Black and white, most with Hispanic surnames.

The students are charged with battery and prejudice while committing battery. {snip}