CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) – We're learning more about the seriousness of an alleged hate crime at a Chesterfield County public school. Two Thomas Dale teens are now charged with a hate crime attack involving another black student and a noose.
We got some startling numbers from State Police about just how many hate crimes in Virginia are racially motivated. The victim's father in this case told me he is just trying to protect his son in all of this and any backlash he might face at school.
The 15 and 16-year-old Thomas Dale High School students charged with assault after an incident involving a noose and another black student are in even more trouble tonight. New upgraded charges accuse them of a bias-motivated assault.