Virginia Students Charged in Noose Incident

Two white teens accused of assaulting black student

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    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.