Student’s beating might be tied to Facebook posting

Authorities say a 12-year-old boy assaulted by a group of middle school classmates in Southern California might have been targeted after an internet posting urged students to beat up redheads, reports the Associated Press. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Richard Erickson says the boy, who is redheaded, was kicked and hit in two incidents on Nov. 20. As many as 14 students participated in the attacks. Erickson says the attackers might have been motivated by a Facebook message announcing that Friday was "Kick a Ginger Day." The posting is believed to have been inspired by an episode of the television show "South Park." The boy was not seriously hurt, but Erickson says there might be other victims as well…

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