Two white teenagers in Chesterfield County, Va., are charged with simple assault after allegedly trying to put a noose on a black student.
The incident happened May 11 at Thomas Dale High School, police said. The 14-year-old target told investigators that two male teens grabbed him and tried to put a rope around his neck during an after-school activity. The alleged victim was not injured, police said.
The alleged attackers are older than the alleged victims. A 16-year-old and a 15-year-old were charged with simple assault on Wednesday.
Because of the nature of the incident, additional charges are possible. Police are discussing the matter with prosecutors, officials said.