A Kentucky teenager was charged in the assault and choking of another middle school student that was recorded on video.
The six-second video shows two students in a bathroom at Casey County Middle School, with a white student holding a mixed-race student in a chokehold as others offscreen laugh and utter racial slurs, and the victim collapses before the end of the clip, reported WDKY-TV.
“I think it was reported by school staff that it was kind of a horseplay incident," said school resource officer Jordan Buis, "and then once the video surfaced later it was discovered it was quite a bit more than that."
The white student was charged with felony strangulation and fourth-degree assault.
“Stuff like this, personally, I am not going to tolerate it when it is known," Buis said. "I mean, of course, teachers and I can’t be everywhere at any given time, and with that being in the bathroom made it extra difficult, too."
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