2 Teenagers Arrested in Suspected Hate Crime
San Diego County sheriff’s deputies have arrested two juveniles accused of assaulting a black student outside a high school in what authorities are calling a hate crime.
The two 15-year-olds were arrested this week on suspicion of battery causing serious injury, making violent threats and civil rights violations for allegedly participating in the Aug. 20 attack on the 17-year-old victim as he left football practice at El Capitan High School in Lakeside, said Det. Ellen Vest.
A third juvenile has been informed that he will be taken into custody, Vest said. The suspects identified themselves as white supremacists, threatened to burn crosses in their yards and gave a Nazi salute, Vest said. School staff members intervened in the attack, she said.
The stories shaping California
Get up to speed with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week.
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.