An 11-year-old black girl was hospitalized in Kansas late last month after a 12-year-old white boy allegedly hurled racist insults at her and struck her with a metal pole.
Nevaeh Thomas says she was playing with friends at the Park 67 Apartments in Shawnee on August 28 when the boy, who lives in the complex, allegedly began yelling out racial slurs at the girls, all of whom were black.
Nevaeh, who says she had never met the boy before, allegedly responded to his sickening taunts by saying, ‘my black is beautiful’, which angered him further.
The boy then left the scene and returned moments later with a knife and began threatening Nevaeh and her friends, her family say.
He then left once again and returned with a steel pole, swinging it at Nevaeh and striking her in the head. The blow knocked her unconscious for three minutes and left her bleeding from deep lacerations on her face.
The Thomas family say it took two hours and numerous pleas to get the Shawnee police department to take the boy into custody.
The boy, who has not been named in police reports because he’s a minor, has since been charged with one felony count of aggravated battery and has been placed on house arrest.
Nevaeh, meanwhile, spent the night in the hospital and received eight stitches to her cheek. She also lost a tooth and was still recovering from a concussion as of late last week.
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Source: Daily Mail