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380. Police uncovered video evidence that claims of a 15 year old student being called N-word and hateful... 2020-02-03 Waukesha Wisconsin
Go Home N-Word - Student Says Athletes beat him in hateful attack; Police say that's not true
FOX 6 News, Journal Sentinel
FOX 6 News (Aaron Maybin), Journal Sentinel (Bob Dohr)
A Waukesha student involved in a parking lot brawl says it was racially motivated. Police say that's not true.
A fight at a Waukesha shopping center resulted in the arrest of six Waukesha high school students, but police said it was not racially motivated, as portrayed in a TV news story.
City of Waukesha police officers responded to the report of a fight on Sunset Drive shortly after 9 p.m. Feb. 3, according to a police news release.
Five 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old were arrested, police said.
Those involved are all students at Waukesha West and Waukesha North high schools, according to a statement from the Waukesha School District.
Through an ongoing investigation, watching video and with the help of school resource officers, police determined there were no racial slurs uttered before the fight by the 17-year-olds, according to the release.
That's a different picture than the one painted by the 15-year-old boy and his mother, who appeared on camera the day after the fight in a TV news story.
Rather, the fight was due to the 15-year-old damaging the vehicle of one of the 17-year-olds. The only racial slurs that were used were uttered by the 15-year-old before the fight, police said.
The five 17-year-olds who were arrested tried to leave the situation peacefully before the 15-year damaged their car, according to police. The altercation occurred after the 15-year old threw food on and hit the 17-year old’s vehicle.
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