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PWC (Woodbridge) student yells homophobic slur, charged with hate crime, police said

Potomac Local News:

On October 7, the School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to Rippon Middle School, at 15101 Blackburn Road in Woodbridge, concluded an investigation into an assault that occurred in a classroom on September 22.

The investigation revealed during class, a male student made a homophobic slur towards the victim, another 13-year-old male student, before riping and removing the child’s facemask.

The students were separated when another student intervened, and a teacher was notified. Following the investigation and in consultation with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, the SRO sought petitions against the accused, identified as a 13-year-old male juvenile, now charged with assault & battery-hate bias, police said.

The case will be handled through juvenile court services, out of the view of the public. The teenager was sent home to his parents, police said.


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